The Calypso Research Project
GOALS AND APPROACH
Rresearch in utilzation and management
of networked resources. Current focus is on delivering a
high-performance metacomputer built on standard networks, of
standard computers, running standard software systems. Notable
properties of the system are the following.
- A simple programming paradigm incorporating shared memory
and a familiar programming language.
- Treating the entire collection of resources as a metacomputer
that is presented by a single, seamless interface.
- Isolating the application from physical resources.
- Load balancing and fault tolerance is provided by the the
- Effective performance for large classes of coarse-grained
At the core of the experimental platform lies an integrated set of
simple techniques developed in previous foundational research, most
notably the Eager Scheduling and the Two-Phase Idempotent
Calypso is a joint effort between New York University and
State University, and a part of a larger project called
We have a working prototype. For a
brief summary refer to the project
manifesto or the
for detailed information see the
documentation list; to contact us,
see the list of people involved;
and you can freely download the software
The project is partially supported by
DARPA and Rome Laboratory; Intel; Microsoft; and NSF.
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