Skip to main content

Scalable Unix Commands for Parallel Processors: A High-Performance Implementation

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS,volume 2131)

Abstract

We describe a family of MPI applications we call the Parallel Unix Commands. These commands are natural parallel versions of common Unix user commands such as ls, ps, and find, together with a few similar commands particular to the parallel environment. We describe the design and implementation of these programs and present some performance results on a 256-node Linux cluster. The Parallel Unix Commands are open source and freely available.

This work was supported by the Mathematical, Information, and Computational Sciences Division subprogram of the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, U.S. Department of Energy, under Contract W-31-109-Eng-38.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Buying options

Chapter
USD   29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45417-9_55
  • Chapter length: 9 pages
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
eBook
USD   99.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-540-45417-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD   129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Chiba City home page. http://www.mcs.anl.gov/chiba.

  2. R. Butler, W. Gropp, and E. Lusk. A scalable process-management environment for parallel programs. In Jack Dongarra, Peter Kacsuk, and Norbert Podhorszki, editors, Recent Advances in Parallel Virutal Machine and Message Passing Interface, number 1908 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 168–175, September 2000.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  3. William Gropp and Ewing Lusk. MPICH. World Wide Web. ftp://info.mcs.anl.gov/pub/mpi.

  4. William Gropp and Ewing Lusk. Scalable Unix tools on parallel processors. In Proceedings of the Scalable High-Performance Computing Conference, pages 56–62. IEEE Computer Society Press, 1994.

    Google Scholar 

  5. William Gropp, Ewing Lusk, and Rajeev Thakur. Using MPI-2: Advanced Features of the Message-Passing Interface. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1999.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

Copyright information

© 2001 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

About this paper

Cite this paper

Ong, E., Lusk, E., Gropp, W. (2001). Scalable Unix Commands for Parallel Processors: A High-Performance Implementation. In: Cotronis, Y., Dongarra, J. (eds) Recent Advances in Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface. EuroPVM/MPI 2001. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2131. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45417-9_55

Download citation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45417-9_55

  • Published:

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-540-42609-7

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-540-45417-5

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive