[Beowulf] cluster scheduler implemented via MPI?

Andrew Piskorski atp at piskorski.com
Sat May 15 06:01:22 PDT 2010

A cluster scheduler (or resource manager) like SGE, SLURM, or Torque
can itself be viewed as a parallel application running on a cluster.
So I'm wondering, have any such schedulers been implemented *as* an
MPI program?  (Or PVM or whatever else?)  If not, why not?  Does the
MPI programming environment not provide a suitable substrate for what
a cluster scheduler needs to do?

Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>

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