An Integrated Shared Memory / Message Passing Api for Cluster-based Multicomputing

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the choice of the appropriate programming model for clusters of symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) machines. Software vendors who wish to take advantage of cluster-based multiprocessing can either support message passing, hardware shared memory, or shared memory on top of a DSM runtime system. Software vendors entering the marketplace are similarly faced with the difficult choice between a well-supported message passing standard (MPI) and an emerging shared memory standard (OpenMP) that offers convenience and the promise of performance.

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@inproceedings{Speight1998AnIS, title={An Integrated Shared Memory / Message Passing Api for Cluster-based Multicomputing}, author={Evan Speight and Hazim Abdel-Shafi and John K. Bennett}, year={1998} }