Title: A problem-solving environment (PSE) for distributed computing

Authors: Shigeo Kawata, Hitohide Usami, Yoshikazu Hayase, Yutaka Miyahara, Motohiro Yamada, Masahide Fujisaki, Yohji Numata, Shinji Nakamura, Noriyuki Ohi, Masami Matsumoto, Takayuki Teramoto, Masumi Inaba, Ryouji Kitamuki, Hideaky Fuju, Yasuhiro Senda, Yoshio Tag

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Utsunomiya, 7–1–2 Yohtoh, Utsunomiya 321–8585, Japan. ' National Institute of Informatics, Center for Grid Research and Development, Jinbocho Mitsui-building 14F(NAREGI), 1-105, Kanda-Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051, Japan. ' Department of Electronic Control Engineering, Toyama National College of Maritime Technology, Shinminato 933-0293, Japan. ' Computational Science and Engineering Center, Fujitsu Limited, Mihama-ku, Chiba 261-8588, Japan. ' Computational Science and Engineering Center, Fujitsu Limited, Mihama-ku, Chiba 261-8588, Japan. ' Computational Science and Engineering Center, Fujitsu Limited, Mihama-ku, Chiba 261-8588, Japan. ' Computational Science and Engineering Center, Fujitsu Limited, Mihama-ku, Chiba 261-8588, Japan. ' Department of R&D Solution, Fujitsu Nagano Systems Engineering Limited, Nagano 1403-3, Japan. ' Department of R&D Solution, Fujitsu Nagano Systems Engineering Limited, Nagano 1403-3, Japan. ' Department of R&D Solution, Fujitsu Nagano Systems Engineering Limited, Nagano 1403-3, Japan. ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Yonago National College of Technology, 4448 Hikona-cho, Yonago City, Tottori 683-8502, Japan. ' Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Tsuyama National College of Technology, 624-1, Numa, Tsuyama 708-8509, Okayama, Japan. ' Graduate School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Utsunomiya, 321–8585, Utsunomiya, Japan. ' Graduate School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Utsunomiya, 321–8585, Utsunomiya, Japan. ' Graduate School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Utsunomiya, 321–8585, Utsunomiya, Japan. ' Department of Computational Science, University of Kanazawa, Kakumal, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Shizuoka, 3-5-1 Jyouhoku, Hamamatsu 432-8011, Japan

Abstract: A problem-solving environment (PSE) for a distributed high-performance computing (HPC) is proposed to help users to work on distributed computer environment. When users access and use distributed computers for scientific computations, the PSE tells users which computers are available and appropriate for their specific application software by using hardware and software informations specified. Then, the users deploy their software on the distributed computer systems. The software, which can be used later or available for other users, is plugged and pooled in the PSE application pool in order to enhance their reusability. The problem-solving process work flow (WF) is also stored in a case-based database (DB) in the PSE and then the case DB can be used to suggest a WF for users to solve their problems. The PSE may open a new flexible HPC environment.

Keywords: computer-assistant computing; distributed computing; high performance computing; problem solving environment; reusability; assistant software.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2004.008351

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2004 Vol.1 No.4, pp.223 - 230

Available online: 07 Dec 2005 *

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