May 26, 2018

Perl extension for the Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM)

ParallerPvm is a perl interface to the Parallel Virtual Machine PVM Message Passing System.

The PVM message passing system enables a programmer to configure a group of possibly heterogenous computers connected by a network into a parallel virtual machine.

Using PVM, applications can be developed which spawns parallel processes onto nodes in the virtual machine to perform specific tasks. These parallel tasks can also periodically exchange information using a set of message passing functions developed for the system.

PVM applications have mostly been developed in the scientific and engineering fields. However applications for real-time and client/server systems can also be developed. PVM simply provides a convenient way for managing parallel tasks and communications without need for rexec or socket level programming.

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