Project : paris
Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
The participation of the Paris Project-Team to the Software-bus project aims at the evaluation of cluster technology and cluster softwares for Internet routers.
- Starting time:
- Ending time:
Alcatel, Inria (Irisa), ENS Lyon (LIP).
- Project contribution:
The Paris Project-Team has developed a parallel multi-criteria routing algorithm and implemented it on a cluster of PC using the Mome DSM. Cluster technology allows incremental adaption of the computation power (nodes can be added) and hardware redundancy in case of failure. Our implementation of the routing algorithm exploits the checkpointing capacity of Mome in case of the failure of some node: the routing algorithm is automatically restarted from the last checkpoint on the remaining nodes. New nodes can also be added during restart. The Mome-based software demonstrator was delivered to Alcatel at the end of the collaboration in May 2003.