WPVM: Parallel Computing for the People



This paper presents WPVM, a PVM implementation for the 'MS Windows� - Microsoft
Windows Operating System1 . WPVM stands for 'Windows Parallel Virtual Machine� and
intends to exploit the potential computational power of the small and medium PC LANs that
proliferate in corporations and universities. As the original PVM [1-2], WPVM creates the
abstraction of a parallel machine from a cluster of computers connected by a network. This
virtual machine appears as a single and manageable resource to the programmer. The
difference is that the target machines for WPVM are personal computers with MS Windows
instead of UNIX machines. However, this system is compatible with the original PVM,
meaning that we can use virtual machines composed simultaneously of UNIX and MS
Windows machines.


Parallel and Distributed Computing


International Conference on High-Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN 95), May 1995

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