Performance study of linearly connected parallel machines through simulation

L. F. Bautista, Dilip Sarkar

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Abstract

Recent advancements in hardware technology have increased the power of the conventional computer. However, a conventional computer can only perform one task at a given moment. Parallel computers consist of many processors working together simultaneously, which should make them faster and more powerful than the conventional computer. In this work, we study the performance of linearly connected parallel machines by examining several job scheduling algorithms for these computers. Our motivation for this study is the observation that the computation power of personal computers is poorly utilized, and if personal computers are connected in parallel, they may be used instead of expensive mainframe computers. Furthermore, we study the common problem of sorting large files using parallel computers and compare the performance with hat of sequential computers. These simulations demonstrate that Linearly connected personal computers can provide good computing power and speedup if the local computing load on these personal computers is not too high.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages308-317
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0818632305
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Event26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993 - Wailea, United States
Duration: Jan 8 1993 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993
CountryUnited States
CityWailea
Period1/8/93 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Bautista, L. F., & Sarkar, D. (1993). Performance study of linearly connected parallel machines through simulation. In Proceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993 (pp. 308-317). [284097] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 2). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.1993.284097