Component-Based Cluster Systems Software Architecture: A Case Study

TitleComponent-Based Cluster Systems Software Architecture: A Case Study
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsDesai, NL, Bradshaw, R, Lusk, EL
Conference Name6th International IEEE Conference on Cluster Computing, San Diego
Date Published08/2004
Conference LocationSan Diego, CA
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P1149-0404

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.