Differentiating Message Passing Interface and Bulk Synchronous Parallel Computation Models

  • Christophe Cérin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1662)


In this paper we introduce a student exercise that is devoted to compare two parallel languages, namely MPI (Message Passing In- terface) and BSP (Bulk Synchronous Parallel language). The work to accomplish is integrated in a “long term project” because questions act as a nest of dolls: answering one opens a new direction.


teaching parallel processing foundations of parallel programming languages message passing interface (MPI) bulk synchronous parallel (BSP) models 


  1. 1.
    Christophe Cérin, J. F Myoupoet Catherine Dufourd, An Efficient Parallel Solution for the Longest Increasing Subsequence Problem,-5th International Conference on Computing and Information (ICCI’93), May 27, 29 1993-Laurentian university, Sudbury, Ontario Canada.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    R. Miller and J. L. Reed, The Oxford BSP Library: User’s Guide, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, 1994.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christophe Cérin
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Picardie Jules VerneAmiensFrance

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