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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), pp. 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).

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Published date: 2001
Keywords: clusters, MPI, Windows NT, networking


Local EPrints ID: 21941
ISSN: 0920-8542
PURE UUID: 817f4e9a-1a79-4165-b0f8-ab249ce37599

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Date deposited: 20 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:24

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Author: K. Takeda
Author: N. K. Allsopp
Author: J.C. Hardwick
Author: P.C. Macey
Author: D.A. Nicole
Author: S.J. Cox
Author: D.J. Lancaster

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