Multi-Tiered Distributed Computing Platform

Please refer to the paper

         Multi-Tiered Distributed Computing Platform

to answer the four questions below. Email me your answers to these questions prior to our class meeting on Monday, April 16.

  1. The foundations for proposed multi-tiered distributed computing system were laid in the Java Distributed Computation Library (JDCL). What problem does this system suffer from and what is it a result of?
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  2. The hybrid multi-tiered model takes advantage of two types of communication client-server and peer-to-peer. What three features do scheduler nodes communicating in a peer-to-peer fashion permit?
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  3. What is the purpose of the job time contained in each scheduler?
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  4. What application has the system been used with? What advantage does this type of system have when tackling new problems? [Page 3]