Component-Based Cluster Systems Software Architecture: A Case Study
|Title||Component-Based Cluster Systems Software Architecture: A Case Study|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Desai, NL, Bradshaw, R, Lusk, EL|
|Conference Name||6th International IEEE Conference on Cluster Computing, San Diego|
|Conference Location||San Diego, CA|
We describe the use of component architecture in an area to which this approach has not been classically applied, the area of cluster system software. By \"cluster system software,\" we mean the collection of programs used in configuring and maintaining individual nodes, together with the software involved in submission, scheduling, monitoring, and termination of jobs. We describe how the component approach maps onto the cluster systems software problem, together with our experiences with the approach in implementing an all-new suite of systems software for a medium-sized cluster with unusually complex systems software requirements.