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The BORG Distributed Architecture For High-performance Computing

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPC000371

Volume

23

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,131 kb

Author(s)

Z.G. Mou, L. Duong, D. Donuhue and H.C. Ku

Abstract

The BORG distributed architecture for high-performance computing Z. G. Mou, L. Duong, D. Donuhue and H. C. Ku Applied Physics Laboratory, John Hopkins University, USA Abstract Networked computer clusters present the opportunity for low-cost high-perfor- mance computing and call for new programming paradigms to effectively exploit the distributed computational power. This paper describes the Brokered Objects for Ragged-network Gigaflops (BORG) developed at the Applied Physics Labo- ratory of the Johns Hopkins University. The BORG programming system allows its users to program in the logical domain of the problems without concern of the underlying computer network. Data dependencies are automatically translated by the system into CORBA object invocations as needed. The CORBA-based approach makes it easy for a BORG system to be configured dynamically with components running on different platforms, operation system, and programming languages. It supports programming under the mo

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