USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - Windows NT Symposium 99
Millennium Sort: A Cluster-Based Application for Windows NT Using DCOM, River Primitives, and the Virtual Interface Architecture
Philip Buonadonna, Joshua Coates, Spencer Low, and David E. Culler, University of California, Berkeley
We present the design and results of Millennium Sort, a distributed
sorting application built using three layers of technology: extensible
River System primitives, the Virtual Interface Architecture (VIA) and
the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM). The Millennium Sort
application is a vehicle for exploring the issues of commercial
cluster technologies and distributed development on commodity node
clusters. We discuss the architecture and design of the River System
primitives, VIA and DCOM. Performance results are discussed, including
the latest Datamation Sort record time of 1.18 seconds achieved by a
16-node Pentium-II cluster
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