parallelism, parallel job schedulers, workloads, metacomputing systems
The evaluation of parallel job schedulers hinges on the workloads used. It is suggested that this be standardized, in terms of both format and content, so as to ease the evaluation and comparison of different systems. The question remains whether this can encompass both traditional parallel systems and metacomputing systems. This paper is based on a panel on this subject that was held at the workshop, and the ensuing discussion; its authors are both the panel members and participants from the audience. Naturally, not all of us agree with all the opinions expressed here...
Chapin, Steve J.; Cirne, Walfredo; Feitelson, Dror G.; and Jones, James Patton, "Benchmarks and Standards for the Evaluation of Parallel Job Schedulers" (1999). Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Paper 15.