Administration of SHPC systems within heterogeneous UNIX network environments

  • Sven M. Paas
  • Hubert Ertl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1067)


This paper proposes the application of traditional network administration concepts usually found in heterogeneous UNIX workstation environments to scalable high performance computing systems like the Intel Paragon. As a case study, the ParaNIS project implementing the widely used Network Information System (NIS) for centralized configuration and user management on the Paragon's service partition is presented. It is shown how it is possible to transparently integrate this system into traditional UNIX environments — thus reducing configuration management overhead significantly.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sven M. Paas
    • 1
  • Hubert Ertl
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für BetriebssystemeRWTH AachenAachenGermany

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