[Beowulf] Win64 Clusters!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rusty Lusk lusk at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Apr 12 09:27:28 PDT 2007

Sorry for the belated participation in this subthread of this most  
excellent thread.  There is another paper on the relationship between  
MPI and PVM, written by Bill Gropp and me.  You can find it at


We wrote it because we felt the story from the "PVM side" (the paper  
below) was incomplete.

On Apr 10, 2007, at 11:37 PM, Robert G. Brown wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Apr 2007, Mark Hahn wrote:
>>> It was PVM that enabled true message passing parallel code to be  
>>> written
>>> that made a pile of machines (be they Alphas, simple PCs, Sun
>> I'm not disagreeing, but wonder why PVM is basically extinct now.
>> that is, why was MPI considered an improvement/replacement?
> As of last year, there were still quite a lot of papers on PVM.  I  
> think
> PVM is still widely used in Europe, and a lot of "old hand" cluster
> people, myself included still prefer it (given their druthers).  It is
> much more a part of the ORIGINAL beowulfs and related linux clusters
> than MPI.
> MPI had a completely distinct history:
>   www.csm.ornl.gov/pvm/PVMvsMPI.ps
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