Book Chapter

Models and internals of the IANOS resource broker

We present the Intelligent Application Oriented System (IANOS) resource broker models and internals. The aim of IANOS is to provide an understanding of and a solution to the problem of how to find the best resource for a given submitted application in order to optimally use a set of HPC resources (an HPCN Grid). Best in the sense “at a given moment and for the requirements of that specific application”. The heart of IANOS is a cost model that minimizes the overall submission cost such as execution time cost, waiting time cost, licenses cost, energy cost, etc. To estimate the execution time cost, a model predicting the performance of an application on a resource where INAOS is installed is provided. This model is based on a parameterization of the application and the resources. IANOS has been deployed and tested successfully on an international testbed across Switzerland and Germany.


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