An Overview of Message Passing Environments

  title={An Overview of Message Passing Environments},
  author={Oliver A. McBryan},
  journal={Parallel Computing},
A majority of the MPP systems designed to date have been MIMD distributed memory systems. For almost all of these systems, message passing environments have provided the primary mechanism for programming multiprocessor applications. In this paper we provide an introduction to MPP systems in general. We then introduce current MPP message passing interfaces, by tracing their historical development over the last 10 years. In addition to their use within a single MPP architecture, we discuss the… CONTINUE READING


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