Archer: A community distributed computing infrastructure for computer architecture research and education

Renato J. Figueiredo*, P. Oscar Boykin, José A.B. Fortes, Tao Li, Jie Kwon Peir, David Wolinsky, Lizy K. John, David R. Kaeli, David J. Lilja, Sally A. McKee, Gokhan Memik, Alain Roy, Gary S. Tyson

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Abstract

This paper introduces Archer, a community-based computing infrastructure supporting computer architecture research and education. The Archer system builds on virtualization techniques to provide a collaborative environment that facilitates sharing of computational resources and data among users. It integrates batch scheduling middleware to deliver high-throughput computing services aggregated from resources distributed across wide-area networks and owned by different participating entities in a seamless manner. The paper discusses the motivations that have led to the design of Archer, describes its core middleware components, and presents an analysis of the functionality and performance of the first wide-area deployment of Archer running a representative computer architecture simulation workload.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollaborative Computing
Subtitle of host publicationNetworking, Applications and Worksharing - 4th International Conference, CollaborateCom 2008, Revised Selected Papers
Pages70-84
Number of pages15
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event4th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, CollaborateCom 2008 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2008Nov 16 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume10 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Other

Other4th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, CollaborateCom 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period11/13/0811/16/08

Keywords

  • Collaborative environments
  • Computer architecture
  • Grid computing
  • Simulation
  • Virtualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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