A Worker Implementation on Windows OS for User-PC Computing System

Nobuo Funabiki, Yusuke Asai, Yuuki Aoyagi, Wen Chung Kao

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Abstract

Previously, we have proposed and implemented the User-PC computing (UPC) system as a highly parallel computing platform using idling CPU cycles in members' personal computers (PCs) of the same organization such as a laboratory in a university. This implementation for both the UPC master and the UPC worker covers only Linux OS. However, currently a lot of PCs adopt Windows OS. In this paper, we present an implementation of the UPC worker for Windows OS based on the implementation for Linux OS. During the implementation, we realize the CPU usage limitation and the automatic start-up of the worker program which can reduce loads for PC owner, aside from basic functions of master communications and job executions. Through evaluations, we conclude that the CPU usage rate does not exceed the given limitation except for starting time, and the job execution time on Windows is about twice the use of that on Linux.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 3rd International Symposium on Computing and Networking, CANDAR 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages279-282
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467397971
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 2
Event3rd International Symposium on Computing and Networking, CANDAR 2015 - Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Duration: 2015 Dec 82015 Dec 11

Other

Other3rd International Symposium on Computing and Networking, CANDAR 2015
CountryJapan
CitySapporo, Hokkaido
Period15/12/815/12/11

Keywords

  • implementation
  • master
  • parallel computation
  • User-PC computing
  • Windows
  • worker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Funabiki, N., Asai, Y., Aoyagi, Y., & Kao, W. C. (2016). A Worker Implementation on Windows OS for User-PC Computing System. In Proceedings - 2015 3rd International Symposium on Computing and Networking, CANDAR 2015 (pp. 279-282). [7424724] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CANDAR.2015.17