Distributed problem solving environments for scientific computing

dc.contributor.authorDeSa, Colin Josephen
dc.contributor.committeechairRibbens, Calvin J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWatson, Layne T.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKafura, Dennis G.en
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science and Applicationsen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:42:09Zen
dc.date.adate2009-08-04en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:42:09Zen
dc.date.issued1991-06-08en
dc.date.rdate2009-08-04en
dc.date.sdate2009-08-04en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this thesis is to research the issues involved in creating distributed problem solving environments for scientific computing. As part of our evaluation, we have developed a distributed problem solving environment called DPSolve which combines a very high level language, an interactive X Windows interface and a set of powerful problem solving methods into a single environment. The interface is designed to work on any system running X Windows, whilst the computations are done on a more powerful parallel computer. We implemented the interface on a DEC3100 workstation running ULTRIX, which communicates with procedures running on a Sequent 581 with 10 processors, running DYNIX via RPC. The design decisions and implementation details of our system are discussed at length along with a detailed example of the system at work. We critically evaluate the approach we have taken and show why it can scale to a very large class of scientific problems. We conclude that this distributed environment should be a representative of future scientific problem solving environments.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentvi, 69 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-08042009-040307en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08042009-040307/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44148en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1991.D483.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 24455561en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1991.D483en
dc.subject.lcshScience -- Computer programsen
dc.subject.lcshScience -- Computer simulation -- Researchen
dc.titleDistributed problem solving environments for scientific computingen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Science and Applicationsen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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