Scalable Unix tools on parallel processors

William Gropp, Ewing Lusk

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The introduction of parallel processors that run a separate copy of Unix on each process has introduced new problems in managing the user's environment. This paper discusses some generalizations of common Unix commands for managing files (e.g. 1s) and processes (e.g. ps) that are convenient and scalable. These basic tools, just like their Unix counterparts, are text-based. We also discuss a way to use these with a graphical user interface (GUI). Some notes on the implementation are provided. Prototypes of these commands are publicly available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Scalable High-Performance Computing Conference - Knoxville, TN, USA
Duration: May 23 1994May 25 1994


OtherProceedings of the Scalable High-Performance Computing Conference
CityKnoxville, TN, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture


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