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This paper presents a new distributed computing framework for Many Task Computing (MTC) applications, based on the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). A lightweight, highly available system, named Kestrel, has been developed to explore XMPP-based techniques for improving MTC system tolerance to faults that result from scaling and intermittent(More)
This paper presents the results of using the Kestrel workload management system to test operating a Virtual Organization Cluster (VOC) across multiple sites. A Many-Task Computing (MTC) framework based on the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), Kestrel presents a special purpose scheduler that can offer better VOC scalability under certain(More)
This paper presents the results and experiences of adapting and improving the Many-Task Computing (MTC) framework Kestrel for use with bag of tasks applications and the STAR experiment in particular. Kestrel is a lightweight, highly available job scheduling framework for Virtual Organization Clusters (VOCs) constructed in the cloud. Kestrel uses the(More)
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