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Jones Research and Consulting founder James Patton Jones has contributed to numerous publications (books and articles) as either editor, author, or co-author. Below is a complied list of these publications, sorted by topic and by publication date, and provided references and URLs (where applicable). Some are available for free download. Others can be purchased online by clicking the Buy Now links.

Whitepapers and Technical Articles

The following is a chronological list of technical papers, peer-reviewed journal articles, whitepapers, technical reports, and news articles authored or co-authored by James Patton Jones.

  1. Saphir, William and James Patton Jones. JSD: Parallel Job Accounting on the IBM SP2, NAS Technical Report NAS-95-016, NAS Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, July 1995.
  2. Wechsler, Elisabeth and James Patton Jones. Reconfiguration Increases davinci's CPU Utilization, NAS News, Vol.2 No.16, NAS Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, April 1996.
  3. Jones, James Patton. NAS Requirements Checklist for Job Queuing/Scheduling Software, NAS Technical Report NAS-96-003, NAS Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, April 1996.
  4. Jones, James Patton. Evaluation of Job Queuing/Scheduling Software: Phase 1 Report, NAS Technical Report NAS-96-009, NAS Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, July 1996.
  5. Jones, James Patton. Creating a NASA Metacenter Using HPCCP Supercomputers, Technical Whitepaper, High Performance Computing and Communication Program, NASA Ames Research Center, August 1996.
  6. Jones, James Patton. The NASA SP2 Metacenter, Computational Aerosciences Workshop Proceedings, High Performance Computing and Communication Program, NASA Ames Research Center, August 1996.
  7. Jones, James Patton and Mary Hultquist. Langley-Ames SP2 MetaCenter Offers Better Job Turnaround and Balanced Workload, NAS News, Vol.2 No.20, NAS Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, September 1996.
  8. Jones, James Patton. The NASA SP2 Metacenter, CAS Workshop summary in Insights, High Performance Computing and Communication Program, NASA Ames Research Center, October 1996.
  9. Jones, James Patton and Cristy Brickell. Second Evaluation of Job Queuing/Scheduling Software: Phase 1 Report, NAS Technical Report NAS-97-013, NAS Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, June 1997.
  10. Jones, James Patton and Mary Hultquist. Langley-Ames SP2 Metacenter Enjoys Success, Plans for New Challenges, NAS News, Vol.2 No.25, NAS Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, July 1997.
  11. Jones, James Patton. Implementation of the NASA Metacenter: Phase 1 Report, NAS Technical Report NAS-97-027, NAS Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, October 1997.
  12. Jones, James Patton. PBS Technology Transfer to Department of Defense Sites, NASA Ames Quarterly Report, NASA Ames Research Center, October 1997.
  13. Jones, James Patton. PBS vs. HPC/IDC-named Competition: Feature Comparison, Technical Whitepaper, MRJ Technology Solutions, December 1997.
  14. Jones, James Patton. Enhanced PBS Offers 24-hour Support, NAS News, Vol. 3 No. 1, NAS Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, January 1998.
  15. Jones, James Patton, Mary Hultquist, and Rita Williams. Designing a Metacenter: Recommendations to DoD MSRC ASC and CEWES, Technology Transfer Whitepaper, NAS Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, March 1998.
  16. Jones, James Patton. Highlights and Issues at CUG98, CUG Tech Report, Cray User Group, June 1998.
  17. Hultquist, Mary and James Patton Jones. The Metacenter Roadmap, Computational Aerosciences Workshop Proceedings, High Performance Computing and Communications Program, NASA Ames Research Center, August 1998.
  18. Traversat, Bernard, Ed Hook, and James Patton Jones. A Dynamic-Backfilling Algorithm for Efficient Space-Sharing Scheduling on an IBM SP2, NAS Technical Report NAS-98-101, NAS Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, November 1998.
  19. Jones, James Patton. Metacenter PeerScheduler II Design Requirements, Technical Whitepaper, NAS Facility, NASA Ames Research Center, January 1999.
  20. Jones, James Patton, and Bill Nitzberg. Scheduling for Parallel Supercomputing: A Historical Perspective of Achievable Utilization, Proceedings of Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing (JSSPP 1999), Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series 1659, April 1999.
  21. Jones, James Patton. Portable Batch System Aids in Common User Environment, MSRC Resource Journal, U.S. Army CEWES, April 1999.
  22. Chapin, S., W. Cirne, D. Feitelson, J.P. Jones, S. Leutenegger, U. Schwiegelshohn, W. Smith, D. Talby. Benchmarks and Standards for the Evaluation of Parallel Job Schedulers, Proceedings of Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing (JSSPP 1999), Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series 1659, April 1999.
  23. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.0 Administrator Guide, Veridian Systems, August 2000.
  24. Jones, James Patton and NASA Staff. Software System Manages Computer Workload, Aerospace Technology Innovation, NASA, September 2000.
  25. Jones, James Patton and NASA Staff. Batching System for Superior Service, Spinoff 2001, NASA, September 2001.
  26. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.1 Administrator Guide, Veridian Systems, September 2001.
  27. Jones, James Patton, Boh Henderson, and Bill Nitzberg. Workload Management: More Than Just Job Scheduling, Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER'01), October 2001.
  28. Jones, James Patton, David Lifka, Bill Nitzberg, and Todd Tannenbaum. Cluster Workload Management, chapter 13 of Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux and Beowulf Cluster Computing with Windows, MIT Press, November 2001.
  29. Jones, James Patton. PBS: Portable Batch System, chapter 16 of Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux and Beowulf Cluster Computing with Windows, MIT Press, November 2001.
  30. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.2 Administrator Guide, Veridian Systems, April 2002.
  31. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.2 User Guide, Veridian Systems, April 2002.
  32. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.3 Administrator Guide>, Altair Grid Technologies, March 2003.
  33. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.3 User Guide, Altair Grid Technologies, March 2003.
  34. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.3 Quick Start Guide, Altair Grid Technologies, March 2003.
  35. Nitzberg, Bill, Jennifer M. Schopf, and James Patton Jones. PBS Pro: Grid Computing and Scheduling Attributes, chapter 17 of Grid Resource Management, Kluwer Press, October 2003.
  36. Jones, James Patton, David Lifka, Bill Nitzberg, and Todd Tannenbaum. Cluster Workload Management, chapter 13 of Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux, MIT Press, 2nd Edition, November 2003.
  37. Jones, James Patton. PBS: Portable Batch System, chapter 16 of Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux, MIT Press, 2nd Edition, November 2003.
  38. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.4 Administrator Guide, Altair Grid Technologies, March 2004.
  39. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.4 User Guide, Altair Grid Technologies, March 2004.
  40. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.4 Quick Start Guide, Altair Grid Technologies, March 2004.
  41. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.4 External Reference Specification, Altair Grid Technologies, May 2004.
  42. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.4 Source Code Guide, Altair Grid Technologies, May 2004.
  43. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.4 OpenPBS to PBS Pro Migration Guide, Altair Grid Technologies, August 2004.
  44. Jones, James Patton (Editor). e-Compute 6.2 Installation and Configuration Guide, Altair Grid Technologies, December 2004.
  45. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.4.2 Administrator Guide, Altair Grid Technologies, December 2004.
  46. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.4.2 User Guide, Altair Grid Technologies, December 2004.
  47. Jones, James Patton (Editor). PBS Pro 5.4.2 Quick Start Guide, Altair Grid Technologies, December 2004.
  48. Yafchak, Mary Fran (Editor), Mary Trauner (Editor), et al. The Grid Technology Cookbook, Southeastern Universities Research Association, July 2007.
  49. Jones, James Patton. Hominin Evolution: A Summary Overview, Whitepaper, JRAC, Inc., September 2015.
  50. Jones, James Patton. Commodity Engine: A Software System for Risk Mitigation in Volatile Commodity Markets, Whitepaper, JRAC, Inc., December 2016.

Books (printed and PDF downloads)

Title: Computer-Based Archaeological Collection Management
Author: James Patton Jones
Pub. Data: Revised 2nd Edition; Prancing Pony Press; 2005
Description: Updated edition of author's BS degree thesis, with new information, additional references, and project status after ten years of use at Santa Clara University Archaeology Lab. Over 700 copies of 1st edition downloaded from this website! (Note: all profits from this second edition are being donated to the SCU Archaeology Lab.)
Price: $3.14 PDF [Buy PDF]
or $9.95 printed book [Buy at Lulu]
 
Title: Growing Mind and Soul
Author: James Patton Jones
Pub. Data: 1st Edition; Prancing Pony Press; 2004
Description: Collection of essays illustrating by example the author's recommended model for primary and secondary education. Critical thinking topics include: Family, Morality, Ethics, Racism, Native Americans, and Religion. )
Price: book price varies by store.
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Title: Grid Resource Management: State of the Art and Future Trends
Editors: Nabrzyski, Schopf, Weglarz
(Chapter 13 co-authored by James Patton Jones)
Pub. Data: 1st Edition, Springer Press, 2003
Description: Presents an overview of the state of the field and describes both the real experiences and the current research available today. Grid resource management is the process of identifying requirements, matching resources to applications, allocating those resources, and scheduling and monitoring Grid resources over time in order to run Grid applications as efficiently as possible.
Price: $160.00 book
 
Title: Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux (Second Edition)
Editors: Gropp, Lusk, Sterling
(Chapters 14 and 17 co-authored by James Patton Jones)
Pub. Data: 2nd Edition, MIT Press, 2003
Description: Use of Beowulf clusters (collections of off-the-shelf commodity computers programmed to act in concert, resulting in supercomputer performance at a fraction of the cost) has spread far and wide in the computational science community. The second edition of Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux has been completely updated; all three stand-alone sections have important new material...
Price: $33 book
 
Title: Beowulf Cluster Computing with Windows
Editor: Tom Sterling
(Chapters 13 and 16 co-authored by James Patton Jones)
Pub. Data: 1st Edition, MIT Press, 2001
Description: Beowulf clusters, which exploit mass-market PC hardware and software in conjunction with cost-effective commercial network technology, are becoming the platform for many scientific, engineering, and commercial applications. With growing popularity has come growing complexity. Addressing that complexity, Beowulf Cluster Computing with Windows provide system users and administrators with the tools they need to run the most advanced Beowulf clusters.
Price: $48 book
 
Title: Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux
Editor: Tom Sterling
(Chapters 13 and 16 co-authored by James Patton Jones)
Pub. Data: 1st Edition, MIT Press, 2001
Description: Beowulf clusters, which exploit mass-market PC hardware and software in conjunction with cost-effective commercial network technology, are becoming the platform for many scientific, engineering, and commercial applications. With growing popularity has come growing complexity. Addressing that complexity, Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux provide system users and administrators with the tools they need to run the most advanced Beowulf clusters.
Price: $48 book
 
Title: Computer-Based Archaeological Collection Management at Santa Clara University
Author: James Patton Jones
Pub. Data: 1st Edition; 1995
Description: Author's BS degree thesis, describing artifact database system designed for Santa Clara University Archaeology Lab. Superceded by 2nd edition above.)
Price: $13.00 printed, bound hardcopy. Contact us to order.