The Bulk-Synchronous Parallel Model

  • R. C. Calinescu
Part of the Distinguised Dissertations book series (DISTDISS)


The bulk-synchronous parallel (BSP) model of computation was introduced by Valiant [1] in the early 1990s, and further developed over the ensuing years [34, 35,41, 48–50]. Its primary purpose is to act as a “bridging model” [1] mitigating the discrepancies between parallel architectures and the software executed on them. In other words, BSP is intended to be a universal model of parallel computing, capable of providing a reliable underlying framework for the design of both scalable parallel architectures and portable parallel applications [34].




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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Calinescu
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford University Computing LaboratoryOxfordUK

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