Faculty Advisor

Claypool, Mark

Faculty Advisor

Finkel, David

Abstract

PANTS is the PANTS Application Node Transparency System. It provides automatic and transparent load sharing on a Beowulf cluster of Linux computers. PANTS manages the resources of the cluster and executes processes remotely to share the computational load among the individual nodes. Even multiprocess applications not designed for a cluster can gain improved performance. Transparency is achieved with a daemon running on each node and PREX, PANTS remote execute, intercepting and remotely executing initiated processes.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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