Mohammed I. Alghamdi

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—In largely distributed clusters, computing nodes are geographically deployed in various computing sites. Information processed in a distributed cluster is shared among a group of distributed processes or users by virtue of messages passing protocols (e.g. message passing interface-MPI) running on the Internet. Because of the open accessible nature of the(More)
Real-time applications in wireless networks are emerging in multimedia product and design. However, conventional real-time message scheduling algorithms generally do not take energy efficiency into account when making scheduling decisions. In this paper, we address the issue of scheduling real-time messages in wireless networks subject to timing and power(More)
High performance clusters have been widely used to provide amazing computing capability for both commercial and scientific applications. However, huge power consumption has prevented the further application of large-scale clusters. Designing energy-efficient scheduling algorithms for parallel applications running on clusters, especially on the high(More)
Since security is of critical importance for modern storage systems, it is imperative to protect stored data from being tampered or disclosed. Although an increasing number of secure storage systems have been developed , there is no way to dynamically choose security services to meet disk requests' flexible security requirements. Furthermore, existing(More)
—Recognizing that power and cooling cost for data centers are increasing, we address in this study the thermal impact of storage systems. In the first phase of this work, we generate the thermal profile of a storage server containing three hard disks. The profiling results show that disks have comparable thermal impacts as processing and networking elements(More)
—Steady improvements in storage capacities and CPU clock speeds intensify the performance bottleneck at the I/O subsystem of modern computers. Caching data can efficiently short circuit costly delays associated with disk accesses. Recent studies have shown that disk I/O performance gains provided by a cache buffer do not scale with cache size. Therefore,(More)
There is a lack of thermal models for storage clusters; most existing thermal models do not take into account the utilization of hard drives (HDDs) and solid state disks (SSDs). To address this problem, we build a thermal model for hybrid storage clusters that are comprised of HDDs and SSDs. We start this study by generating the thermal profiles of hard(More)
—Modern real-time wireless networks require high security level to assure confidentiality of information stored in packages delivered through wireless links. However, most existing algorithms for scheduling independent packets in real-time wireless networks ignore various security requirements of the packets. Therefore, in this paper we remedy this problem(More)
—We develop a mathematical model– MREED– to quantitatively evaluate the failure rate of energy-efficient parallel storage systems. The Power-Aware Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disk (PARAID) aims to reduce energy use of commodity server-class disks without specialized hardware. The goal of PARAID is to skewed striping pattern to adapt to the system load by(More)