The Active Nodal Task Seeking (ANTS) concept uses a completely
decentralized approach to distributive computing. Each computing node
actively seeks new work
when it completes a task segment that it had already undertaken. What
constitutes work, is typically a segment of the task undertaken by the
distributive environment. Since, each node is an active member of the network,
it not only avoids the possible critical region in favor of dependable
computing, but it also provides an adaptable distributed resource management
that can explore the full potential in computational power of the system. These
pages describe the dependable distributed scheduling of the ANTS approach in a
network of workstations.
ANTS has been successfully realized and implemented on a network of SUN
workstations running Sun OS 5.x.