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Berman, Fran

Works: 8 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 1,123 library holdings
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QA76.9.C58, 004.36
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Grid computing making the global infrastructure a reality by Fran Berman ( )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grid computing is applying the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time Grid computing appears to be a promising trend for three reasons: its ability to make more cost-effective use of a given amount of computer resources; as a way to solve problems that can't be approached without an enormous amount of computing power; and because it suggests that the resources of many computers can be cooperatively and perhaps synergistically harnessed and managed as a collaboration toward a common objective. This book features contributions from the major players in the field and covers all aspects of grid technology from motivation to applications. It provides an extensive state-of-the-art guide in grid computing and is essential reading for researchers in computing and engineering, physicists, statisticians, engineers and mathematicians and IT policy makers
Trash to cash : how businesses can save money and increase profits by Fran Berman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure NPACI by National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (U.S.) ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides information about NPACI, whose mission is "to advance science by creating a ubiquitous, continuous, and pervasive national computational infrastructure: the Grid." Includes links to projects and publications
Rorschach assessment of abusive and non-abusive women a study of borderline personality organization by Fran Berman ( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A modular scheduling approach for Grid application development environments by Holly Dail ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In this paper we propose an adaptive scheduling approach designed to improve the performance of parallel applications in Computational Grid environments. A primary contribution of our work is that our design is modular and provides a separation of the scheduler itself from the application-specific components needed for the scheduling process. As part of the scheduler, we have also developed a search procedure which effectively and efficiently identifies desirable schedules. As test cases for our approach, we selected two applications from the class of iterative, mesh-based applications. For each of the test applications, we developed data mappers and performance models. We used a prototype of our approach in conjunction with these application-specific components to perform validation experiments in production Grid environments. Our results show that our scheduler provides significantly better application performance than conventional scheduling strategies. We also show that our scheduler gracefully handles degraded levels of availability of application and Grid resource information. Finally, we demonstrate that the overheads introduced by our methodology are reasonable. This work evolved in the context of the Grid Application Development Software Project (GrADS). Our scheduling approach is designed to be easily integrated with other GrADS program development tools
Application scheduling over supercomputers a proposal by Walfredo Cirne ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
We discuss how Resource Schedulers for Supercomputers can support Application Scheduling without degrading their own measures of performance. Initial results are presented and a proposal for future research is delineated
Resource allocation for steerable parallel parameter searches an experimental study by Marcio Faerman ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Computational Grids lend themselves well to parameter sweep applications, which consist of independent tasks, each of which calculates results for a separate point in parameter space. However, it is possible for a parameter space to become so large as to pose prohibitive system requirements. In these cases, user-directed steering promises to reduce overall computation time. In this paper, we address an interesting challenge posed by these user-directed searches: how should compute resources be allocated to application tasks as the overall computation is being steered by the user? We present a model for user-directed searches, and then propose a number of resource allocation strategies and evaluate them in simulation. We find that prioritizing the assignments of tasks to compute resources throughout the search can lead to substantial performance improvements. We present experimental results obtained with software developed as part of the Virtual Instrument project, and discuss the impact of our findings on future Virtual Instrument implementations
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Alternative Names
Berman, Francine.
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