A High Performance/Price Ratio Cluster Computing Platform for Simulation Design
Based on our Fibre-Channel Token-Routing Switch-Network, a high performance/price ratio cluster computing platform is put forward and developed for simulation design which needs large-scale parallel computation. According to the feature of our cluster computing platform, the cluster computing software platform is proposed and implemented. The cluster computing software platform has two parts: the cluster management scheduling sub-platform and the cluster tasks running sub-platform. The cluster management scheduling sub-platform is composed of the cluster management system and the task scheduling system, and the cluster tasks running sub-platform includes the FC-TR communication software and the FC-TR parallel programming environment. The FC-TR communication software provides high-bandwidth, low-latency communication services for the parallel programming environment on the upper layer, while the parallel programming environment makes a number of large-scale-computation simulation design applications run on our network seamlessly. The experiment results show that our cluster computing platform has achieved better performance than the Scali cluster computing platform.
X. H. Zeng et al., "A High Performance/Price Ratio Cluster Computing Platform for Simulation Design", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 159, pp. 176-179, 2011