An assessment of MPI environments for Windows NT

Takeda, K., Allsopp, N. K., Hardwick, J.C., Macey, P.C., Nicole, D.A., Cox, S.J. and Lancaster, D.J. (2001) An assessment of MPI environments for Windows NT. The Journal of Supercomputing, 19, (3), 315-323. (doi:10.1023/A:1011138816820).


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In this paper we evaluate the MPI environments currently available for Windows NT on the Intel IA32 and Compaq/DEC Alpha architectures. We present benchmark results for low-level communication and for the NAS Parallel Benchmarks to allow comparison with other systems, but our primary interest is determining real application performance and robustness in production cluster environments. For this we use PAFEC-FE, a large FORTRAN code for finite-element analysis. We present results from three MPI implementations, two architectures, and three networking technologies (10 and 100 Mbit/s Ethernet and 1 Gbit/s Myrinet).

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1023/A:1011138816820
ISSNs: 0920-8542 (print)
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Keywords: clusters, MPI, Windows NT, networking
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Electronics and Computer Science
ePrint ID: 21941
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Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:40

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