Embedding SCI into PVM

  • Markus Fischer
  • Jens Simon
3 Implementation Issues
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1332)


The extremely low latencies and high bandwidth results achievable with the Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI) at lowest level encourages its integration into existing Message Passing Environments (MPE's). In combination with Network of Workstations, it can be seen as an alternative for traditional parallel computing with tightly coupled processors with comparable performance at low cost. This paper describes the ongoing implementation of PVM using SCI hardware devices and with Linux and WindowsNT as the operating systems. It gives an overview of SCI, its performance and the possibilities for PVM to make use of the superior features of SCI compared with the conventional Ethernet.


Virtual Machine Shared Memory Message Passing Interface Message Passing Remote Memory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Fischer
    • 1
  • Jens Simon
    • 1
  1. 1.PC2 - Paderborn Center for Parallel ComputingUSA

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