[Beowulf] Win64 Clusters!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Thu Apr 12 10:55:01 PDT 2007
On Thu, 12 Apr 2007, Rusty Lusk wrote:
> Sorry for the belated participation in this subthread of this most excellent
> thread. There is another paper on the relationship between MPI and PVM,
> written by Bill Gropp and me. You can find it at
> We wrote it because we felt the story from the "PVM side" (the paper below)
> was incomplete.
Great paper (I'm reading it now). Missed it with google, sorry,
probably because I was "looking" for the one below (which I'd read many
times before) and used the wrong search string.
> On Apr 10, 2007, at 11:37 PM, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> On Tue, 10 Apr 2007, Mark Hahn wrote:
>>>> It was PVM that enabled true message passing parallel code to be written
>>>> that made a pile of machines (be they Alphas, simple PCs, Sun
>>> I'm not disagreeing, but wonder why PVM is basically extinct now.
>>> that is, why was MPI considered an improvement/replacement?
>> As of last year, there were still quite a lot of papers on PVM. I think
>> PVM is still widely used in Europe, and a lot of "old hand" cluster
>> people, myself included still prefer it (given their druthers). It is
>> much more a part of the ORIGINAL beowulfs and related linux clusters
>> than MPI.
>> MPI had a completely distinct history:
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