Analytical modelling and simulation of small scale, typical and highly available Beowulf clusters with breakdowns and repairs

Ever, Enver and Gemikonakli, Orhan and Chakka, Ram (2009) Analytical modelling and simulation of small scale, typical and highly available Beowulf clusters with breakdowns and repairs. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 17 (2). pp. 327-347. ISSN 1569-190X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.simpat.2008.08.016

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Abstract

Beowulf clusters are very popular because of the high computational power they can provide at reasonably low costs. However, the most pressing issues of today’s cluster solutions are the need for high availability and performance. Cluster systems are clearly prone to failures. Even if cover is provided with some probability c, there would be reconfiguration and/or rebooting delays to resume the operation following a failure. In this paper, the performability modelling of both typical and highly available Beowulf multiprocessor systems is presented. The models developed provide a large degree of flexibility to evaluate the performability of typical and highly available Beowulf cluster systems.

Item Type:Article
Keywords (uncontrolled):Clustering; Markov processes; Performability; Queuing theory; High performance computing
Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Citations on ISI Web of Science:1
ID Code:8475
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