Cluster Computing

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 267–278 | Cite as

The Rutgers Computational Grid: A Distributed Linux PC Cluster

  • B. ChernyavskyEmail author
  • E. Gallicchio
  • D. Knight
  • R. Levy
  • A. Page


The Rutgers Computational Grid (RCG) project is aimed at providing high throughput performance to Rutgers university faculty and students. The RCG employs dual processor PCs, with Pentium II and III processors, as computational nodes, running the Linux RedHat operating system. The Load Sharing Facility (LSF) scheduling system from Platform Computing is used for job control and monitoring. The nodes are grouped into subclusters physically located in several departments and controlled by a single master node through LSF. The hardware and software used in RCG are described. Utilization and performance issues, including parallel performance, are discussed based on the experience of the first two years of RCG operation.

grid computing scheduling system parallel computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Chernyavsky
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. Gallicchio
    • 2
  • D. Knight
    • 1
  • R. Levy
    • 2
  • A. Page
    • 3
  1. 1.Department Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringRutgers –; The State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryRutgers –; The State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA
  3. 3.Telecommunication DivisionRutgers –; The State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA

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