A High-Performance Cluster Computing Environment Based on Hybrid Shared Memory/Message Passing Model

Yoshimasa OHNISHI
Yoshinari SUGIMOTO
Toshinori SUEYOSHI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E80-D    No.4    pp.448-454
Publication Date: 1997/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Parallel and Distributed Supercomputing)
cluster computing,  shared memory,  message passing,  

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We conducted research and development of Distributed Supercomputing Environment (DSE) based on distributed shared memory model to serve as a cluster computing environment to provide parallel processing facilities. Shared memory model and message passing model are well-known typical models of parallel processing. It is desired that hybrid programming environment will make the best use of the prominent features of both models. Consequently, we add a new message passing mechanism to present DSE, and create a prototype called Hybrid DSE as a hybrid model based cluster computing environment. In this paper, we describe the implementation of a message passing mechanism on DSE and performance evaluation of Hybrid DSE.