Journal of Computer Science

Cluster Computing: A Mobile Code Approach

R. B. Patel and Manpreet Singh

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2006.798.806

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 2, Issue 10

Pages 798-806

Abstract

Cluster computing harnesses the combined computing power of multiple processors in a parallel configuration. Cluster Computing environments built from commodity hardware have provided a cost-effective solution for many scientific and high-performance applications. In this paper we have presented design and implementation of a cluster based framework using mobile code. The cluster implementation involves the designing of a server named MCLUSTER which manages the configuring, resetting of cluster. It allows a user to provide necessary information regarding the application to be executed via a graphical user interface (GUI). Framework handles- the generation of application mobile code and its distribution to appropriate client nodes, efficient handling of results so generated and communicated by a number of client nodes and recording of execution time of application. The client node receives and executes the mobile code that defines the distributed job submitted by MCLUSTER server and replies the results back. We have also the analyzed the performance of the developed system emphasizing the tradeoff between communication and computation overhead.

Copyright

© 2006 R. B. Patel and Manpreet Singh. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.