FAULT-TOLERANT DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING ON NETWORKS OF WORKSTATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,973.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
21664
Agency Tracking Number:
21664
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
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1 Century Tower, 265 Church St, New Haven, CT, 06510
Hubzone Owned:
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Minority Owned:
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Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jens M Nielsen
(203) 777-7442
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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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.

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