Public Cluster : Parallel Machine With Multi-Block Approach
Source: Universitas Indonesia
The authors introduce a new approach to enable an open and public parallel machine which is accessible for multi users with multi jobs belong to different blocks running at the same time. The concept is required especially for parallel machines which are dedicated for public use as implemented at the LIPI Public Cluster. They have deployed the simplest technique by running multi daemons of parallel processing engine with different configuration files specified for each user assigned to access the system, and also developed an integrated system to fully control and monitor the whole system over web. A brief performance analysis is also given for Message Parsing Interface (MPI) engine. It is shown that the proposed approach is quite reliable and affects the whole performances only slightly.