Bricks: A Performance Evaluation System for Grid Computing Scheduling Algorithms


Atsuko Takefusa, Ph. D.
Grid Technology Research Center
National Institute of AIST
Akihabara Dai Bldg ,
1-18-13 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 101-0021, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5298-4724
Fax: 81-3-5298-4502
E-mail: takefusa ( at )

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While there have been several proposals of high performance global computing systems, scheduling schemes for the systems have not been well investigated. The reason is difficulties of evaluation by large-scale benchmarks with reproducible results. Our Bricks performance evaluation system would allow analysis and comparison of various scheduling schemes on a typical high-performance global computing setting. Bricks can simulate various behaviors of global computing systems, especially the behavior of networks and resource scheduling algorithms. Moreover, Bricks is componentalized such that not only its constituents could be replaced to simulate various different system algorithms, but also allows incorporation of existing global computing components via its foreign interface.

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