Advanced capabilities in PVM 3.4
This paper describes many of the new features available in the newly released version 3.4 of PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine). Under development for over a year, PVM 3.4 provides a big leap forward in capabilities over PVM 3.3 by adding communication context, message handlers, message box, user defined tracing, and a WIN32 port to the virtual machine model. This paper will describe how to take advantage of these new features to create sophisticated distributed computing applications. The reader is expected to already have an understanding of parallel and distributed computing and a knowledge of the basic features provided by the PVM software. Other programming topics covered in this paper include improving application performance, adding fault tolerance, building interactive applications, and debugging.
KeywordsVirtual Machine Message Passing Interface WIN32 Port Print Statement Parallel Virtual Machine
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