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.

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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
Additional Information: Address: Amsterdam
ISSNs: 0920-8542
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Electronic & Software Systems
ePrint ID: 256307
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2002
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:58
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
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ISI Citation Count:1
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/256307

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