Operating systems

Steve Chapin, Joachim Worringen

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Different cluster operating systems (OS) for cluster computing with a generic design are discussed. The abstraction including protection boundaries, process/thread coordination, communication, and device handeling provided by current cluster OSs are examined. The current research issues related to clusters are explored. The technological aspects of the OS studied are: functionality; OS versus middleware ; Single system imaging (SSI); Hetrogeneity; User level communication facilities and optimized parallel input/output (I/O). A good combination of OS improvement and acqusition of relevent technology is suggested for a viable clustering option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-123
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of High Performance Computing Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture


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