A portable distributed shared memory system on the cluster environment: Design and implementation fully in software

Hiroyuki Sato, Takeshi Nanri, Masaaki Shimasaki

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    Abstract

    Cluster of workstation or personal computers connected with high speed network has become one of major architectures of distributed memory parallel computers. However, software on the cluster environment is still not improved in performance. The distributed shared memory can be a solution of programming style on distributed memory parallel system including clusters because we know from experiences that shared memory model ease programming. However, it must be implemented with care for the performance problem where there is no hardware support for shared memory system. Another, but serious problem is the portability. In this paper, we discuss the design and implementation of portable distributed shared memory system. Our shared memory system is based on PVM in consideration of portability. Our contributions in this paper is the design and implementation of portable shared memory system on the cluster environment using faithful implementation of active messages fully in software, together with an enhancement of PVM to support active messages.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHigh Performance Computing - International Symposium, ISHPC 1997, Proceedings
    EditorsKeijiro Araki, Makoto Amamiya, Constantine Polychronopoulos, Kazuki Joe
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages343-350
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)3540637664, 9783540637660
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
    EventInternational Symposium on High Performance Computing, ISHPC 1997 - Fukuoka, Japan
    Duration: Nov 4 1997Nov 6 1997

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume1336
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Other

    OtherInternational Symposium on High Performance Computing, ISHPC 1997
    CountryJapan
    CityFukuoka
    Period11/4/9711/6/97

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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