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An Assessment of MPI Environments for Windows NT

An Assessment of MPI Environments for Windows NT
An Assessment of MPI Environments for Windows NT
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).
clusters, MPI, Windows NT, networking
0920-8542
315-323
Takeda, K.
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Hardwick, J.C.
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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).

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Published date: July 2001
Additional Information: Address: Amsterdam
Keywords: clusters, MPI, Windows NT, networking
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 256307
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/256307
ISSN: 0920-8542
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Date deposited: 06 Feb 2002
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 22:46

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