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SPANR planning and scheduling
Author(s): Richard F. Freund; Tracy D. Braun; Matthew Kussow; Michael Godfrey; Terry Koyama
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Paper Abstract

SPANR (Schedule, Plan, Assess Networked Resources) is (i) a pre-run, off-line planning and (ii) a runtime, just-in-time scheduling mechanism. It is designed to support primarily commercial applications in that it optimizes throughput rather than individual jobs (unless they have highest priority). Thus it is a tool for a commercial production manager to maximize total work. First the SPANR Planner is presented showing the ability to do predictive 'what-if' planning. It can answer such questions as, (i) what is the overall effect of acquiring new hardware or (ii) what would be the effect of a different scheduler. The ability of the SPANR Planner to formulate in advance tree-trimming strategies is useful in several commercial applications, such as electronic design or pharmaceutical simulations. The SPANR Planner is demonstrated using a variety of benchmarks. The SPANR Runtime Scheduler (RS) is briefly presented. The SPANR RS can provide benefit for several commercial applications, such as airframe design and financial applications. Finally a design is shown whereby SPANR can provide scheduling advice to most resource management systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4528, Commercial Applications for High-Performance Computing, (27 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434874
Show Author Affiliations
Richard F. Freund, NOEMIX, Inc. (United States)
Tracy D. Braun, NOEMIX, Inc. (United States)
Matthew Kussow, NOEMIX, Inc. (United States)
Michael Godfrey, NOEMIX, Inc. (United States)
Terry Koyama, NOEMIX, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4528:
Commercial Applications for High-Performance Computing
Howard Jay Siegel, Editor(s)

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