Challenges in executing data intensive biometric workloads on a desktop grid

Christopher Moretti, Timothy C. Faltemier, Douglas Thain, Patrick J. Flynn

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Abstract

Desktop grids have traditionally focused on executing computation intensive workloads. Can they also be used to execute data-intensive workloads? To answer this question, we present a case study of a data intensive biometric application which is infeasible to process on a single machine. We evaluate the capacity of a desktop grid to store and deliver the data need to execute the workload, and compare several general techniques for data deployment. Selecting the most scalable technique, we execute and evaluate five large production workloads on a 350-CPU desktop grid. We observe that this technique is sensitive to many parameters, and propose that an ideal system should be responsible for choosing the proper decomposition of a workload.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 26 2007Mar 30 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM

Other

Other21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period3/26/073/30/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)

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    Moretti, C., Faltemier, T. C., Thain, D., & Flynn, P. J. (2007). Challenges in executing data intensive biometric workloads on a desktop grid. In Proceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM [4228399] (Proceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM). https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2007.370671