PVM and MPI: What Else Is Needed for Cluster Computing?

  • Al Geist
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1908)


As we start the new millennium, let us first look back over the previous ten years of PVM use (and five years of MPI use) and explore how parallel computing has evolved from Crays and networks of workstations to Commodity-off-the-shelf (COTS) clusters. During this evolution, schedulers, monitors, and resource managers were added on top of PVM and MPI. This talk looks forward and predicts what software besides PVM and MPI will be needed to effectively exploit the cluster computing of the next ten years.


Virtual Machine Cluster Computing Distribute Computing Environment Multiple Virtual Machine Commodity Computer 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Al Geist
    • 1
  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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