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Performance of parallel communication and spawning primitives on a Linux cluster

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Performance of parallel communication and spawning primitives on a Linux cluster
The Linux cluster considered in this paper, formed from shuttle box XPC nodes with 2 GHz Athlon processors connected by dual Gb Ethernet switches, is relatively easily constructed, but, while effective as a throughput engine, may result in disappointing results when running explicitly parallel software if weakly-performing communication mechanisms and process spawning are selected. This paper carefully compares the implementations of communication and spawning primitives in MPICH-2, openMosix, and Linux Remote Procedure Call, forking, and various lower-level communication mechanisms. The test selection compares the provision of both a message-passing library, and a single system image software package, with direct use of lower-level primitives. The information in the paper will be of interest to those considering the use of one of the well-known packages, or directly writing their own distributed applications, or constructing a distributed language by layering on top of an existing se...
David J. Johnston, Martin Fleury, Michael Lincoln,
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Type Journal
Year 2006
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Authors David J. Johnston, Martin Fleury, Michael Lincoln, Andy C. Downton
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