Flexible Control of Data Transfers between Parallel Programs

TitleFlexible Control of Data Transfers between Parallel Programs
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsWu J S-C, Sussman A
Conference NameProceedings of the 5th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Grid Computing
Date Published2004///
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Conference LocationWashington, DC, USA
ISBN Number0-7695-2256-4

Allowing loose coupling between complex e-Science applications has many advantages, such as being able to easily incorporate new applications and to flexibly specify how the applications are connected to transfer data between them. To facilitate efficient, flexible data transfers between applications, in this paper we describe methods for making decisions at runtime about when such transfers will occur, and for flexibly specifying when data transfers are desired. We also present preliminary experimental results that measure the overheads incurred by our approach.