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FAULT-TOLERANT DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING ON NETWORKS OF WORKSTATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21664
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21664
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Scientific Comput Assoc
One Century Tower 265 Church Street New Haven, CT 99999
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: FAULT-TOLERANT DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING ON NETWORKS OF WORKSTATIONS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,973.00
 

Abstract:

A "HYPERCOMPUTER" IS THE PARALLEL COMPUTER THAT EMERGES WHEN ONE SUMS THE UNUSED CYCLES OVER ALL THE COMPUTER NODES ON A LOCAL AREA NETWORK. HOWEVER, FAULT-TOLERANCE IS A CRITICAL ISSUE FOR LONGER-LIVED APPLICATIONS RUNNING ON TYPICAL LANS WHERE NODE FAILURES ARE NOT UNCOMMON. PROCESS CHECKPOINT AND RESTART MECHANISMS THAT ALLOW PARALLEL NETWORK COMPUTATIONS TO PROCEED EVEN AS THEIR CONSTITUENT PROCESSES FAIL ARE BEING DEVELOPED. THE RESULTING SYSTEM IS A FAULT-TOLERANT, EXTENSIBLE, COST-EFFECTIVE SUPERCOMPUTER BASED ON LOW COST, HIGH PERFORMANCE SCIENTIFIC WORKSTATIONS CONNECTED VIA A LOCAL AREA NETWORK.

Principal Investigator:

Jens M Nielsen
2037777442

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Computing Associate
1 Century Tower 265 Church St New Haven, CT 06510

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No