Software and hardware support for workstation-based supercomputing

Salim A Hariri, Manish Parashar, Jong Baek Park

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Abstract

The presented research has two main objectives: (1) to investigate the limitations of communications techniques used in current workstations-based systems and to identify a set of requirements that must be satisfied to achieve workstation-based supercomputing; and (2) to use these requirements to develop software and hardware support that makes workstation-based supercomputing possible. The performance of two applications, the LU factorization of dense matrices and the calculation of the fast Fourier transform, on two platforms, The iPSC/860 supercomputer and a cluster of general-purpose workstations, is used in the analysis to identify the limitations of current workstation clusters and to show that if these limitations are overcome, the clusters can provide comparable performance to that offered by an expensive supercomputer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages286-295
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0818632305
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993 - Wailea, United States
Duration: Jan 8 1993 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993
CountryUnited States
CityWailea
Period1/8/93 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Hariri, S. A., Parashar, M., & Park, J. B. (1993). Software and hardware support for workstation-based supercomputing. In Proceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993 (pp. 286-295). [270636] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 1). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.1993.270636