BSP, LogP, and oblivious programs

  • Jörn Eisenbiegler
  • Welf Löwe
  • Wolf Zimmermann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1470)


We compare the BSP and the LogP model from a practical point of view. Using compilation instead of interpretation improves the (best known) simulations of BSP programs on LogP machines by a factor of O(log P) for oblivious programs. We show that the runtime decreases for classes of oblivious BSP programs if they are compiled into LogP programs instead of executed directly using a BSP runtime library. Measurements support the statements above.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörn Eisenbiegler
    • 1
  • Welf Löwe
    • 1
  • Wolf Zimmermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Programmstrukturen und DatenorganisationUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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