Why are PVM and MPI so different?

William D Gropp, Ewing Lusk

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Abstract

PVM and MPI are often compared. These comparisons usually start with the unspoken assumption that PVM and MPI represent different solutions to the same problem. In this paper we show that, in fact, the two systems often are solving different problems. In cases where the problems do match but the solutions chosen by PVM and MPI are different, we explain the reasons for the differences. Usually such differences can be traced to explicit differences in the goals of the two systems, their origins, or the relationship between their specifications and their implementations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface - 4th European PVM/MPI Users Group Meeting, Proceedings
EditorsMarian Bubak, Jack Dongarra, Jerzy Wasniewśki
PublisherSpringer
Pages3-10
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540636978, 9783540636977
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
Event4th European Conference on Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface, PVM/MPI 1997 - Cracow, Poland
Duration: Nov 3 1997Nov 5 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1332
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other4th European Conference on Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface, PVM/MPI 1997
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityCracow
Period11/3/9711/5/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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