Application fundamentals of distributed, high-Performance computing and networking systems

  • H. Westphal
  • D. Popović
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 797)


For the application of high-performance, distributed computing systems in solving complex computational problems with high real-time demands and in order to meet the real-time requirements on the underlying communication system the paper deals with application fundamentals of distributed, high-performance computing and networking systems. Evaluation of hard-bounded, worst-case, real-time computing and networking performances and latency and bandwidth evaluation of distributed, high-performance systems shows that such systems have forced us to deal with the propagation delay within the system due to the finite speed of light. The user must pay attention to his file sizes and how latency will affect his applications. At the application level, it is important to use parallelism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Westphal
    • 1
  • D. Popović
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Automation Technology (IAT)University of Bremen, FB1/NW1BremenGermany

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