MetaSystems: An Approach Combining Parallel Processing and Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems

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Authors:Grimshaw, Andrew, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Weissman, Jon, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia West, Emily, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Loyot, Jr, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

Large metasystems comprised of a variety of interconnected high-performance architectures are becoming available to researchers. To fully exploit these new systems, software must be provided that is easy to use, supports large degrees of parallelism in applications code, and manages the complexity of the underlying physical architecture for the user. This paper describes our approach to constructing and exploiting metasystems. Our approach inherits features of earlier work on parallel processing systems and heterogeneous distributed computing systems. In particular, we build on Mentat, an object-oriented parallel processing system developed at the University of Virginia that provides large amounts of easy-to-use parallelism for MIMD architectures.

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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

Grimshaw, Andrew, Jon Weissman, Emily West, and Jr Loyot. "MetaSystems: An Approach Combining Parallel Processing and Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (1992).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
1992