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March 16, 2009

Mueller Receives Research Award from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Dr. Frank Mueller, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $60,000 by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to support his research proposal titled “BLCR Support for Job Pause, Live Migration and Incremental Checkpointing.”

The award will run from February 1, 2009 to January 31, 2010.

Abstract – The objective of this work is to provide functionality for the Berkeley Lab Checkpoint/Restart (BLCR) Linux module to support advanced faulty-tolerant capabilities, which are of specific value in the context of large-scale computational science codes running on high-end clusters.  A set of techniques to reduce this checkpoint/restart overhead has been developed.  The proposal is to integrate a job pause mechanism, live migration support and an incremental checkpointing mechanism into the latest BLCR version.

For more information on Dr. Mueller, click here.


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