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dc.contributor.advisorDuren, Russell Walker.
dc.contributor.authorTroy, Willis Scott.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-25T16:31:51Z
dc.date.available2009-08-25T16:31:51Z
dc.date.copyright2009-08
dc.date.issued2009-08-25T16:31:51Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5396
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 172).en
dc.description.abstractCluster computing networks multiple computers (nodes) to exploit their parallel processing power. By pooling resources of multiple computers, computations can be decomposed and allocated across nodes with partial solutions collected and combined to form a complete solution (scatter and gather). By augmenting cluster nodes with reconfigurable hardware, systems can be configured with assistive devices that improve their computational performance; thus reducing computation time and increasing computational flexibility. This thesis evaluates a cluster of 16 Virtex II Pro Development boards that were integrated as an experimental cluster. The well-known 3DES algorithm was used to measure the runtime of multiple partitioned datasets (1 to 16 partitions) to quantify the execution speedup over a varying number of nodes. The results showed that performance can be improved with hardware acceleration, although there is complex interplay between node communication and file I/O timing that impacts the magnitude of the speedup.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Willis Scott Troy.en
dc.format.extentxi, 172 p. : ill.en
dc.format.extent63090 bytes
dc.format.extent2754435 bytes
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectAdaptive computing systems -- Design and construction.en
dc.subjectHigh performance computing.en
dc.subjectElectronic data processing -- Distributed processing.en
dc.titleConstruction and validation of a reconfigurable computer cluster.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.S.E.C.E.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentEngineering.en


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