Development of Distance Computing Environment for Parallel Processing
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Syed Misbahuddin and Fazal Noor
Parallel processing is a form of computing in which a number of activities are carried out
concurrently on multiple machines so that the time required to solve a given problem is reduced. The advent
of low cost high performance Pentium machines and PC based LINUX operating system have attracted many
researchers to explore parallel processing experiments on PCs. This chapter provides the complete experience
of building a LINUX cluster and its application in mapping some parallel algorithms. This chapter discusses
comprehensive procedure of cluster development. It discusses the procedure of linear expansion of a cluster
to n nodes. Furthermore, the chapter describes the experience of replacing an existing node if it either fails or
needs to be replaced by another powerful node.
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia.