MPI Cluster System Software

  • Narayan Desai
  • Rick Bradshaw
  • Andrew Lusk
  • Ewing Lusk
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-30218-6_40

Volume 3241 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Desai N., Bradshaw R., Lusk A., Lusk E. (2004) MPI Cluster System Software. In: Kranzlmüller D., Kacsuk P., Dongarra J. (eds) Recent Advances in Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface. EuroPVM/MPI 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3241. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

We describe the use of MPI for writing system software and tools, an area where it has not been previously applied. By “system software” we mean collections of tools used for system management and operations. We describe the common methodologies used for system software development, together with our experiences in implementing three items of system software with MPI. We demonstrate that MPI can bring significant performance and other benefits to system software.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narayan Desai
    • 1
  • Rick Bradshaw
    • 1
  • Andrew Lusk
    • 1
  • Ewing Lusk
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematics and Computer Science DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonne