[nycbug-talk] Parallel Virtual Machine

Peter Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Tue Apr 11 11:57:59 EDT 2006

> Hey All,
> A colleague of mine just found something called PVM, which looks like
> a really interesting problem-solver (cheap and easy distributed CPU
> use?):

yea i remember checking it out a while back.  it seemed pretty good if you
are writing a custom application.  if i remember correctly PVM provides C
lib's that allow you to pass messages via network sockets to your cluster
for computation.  unfortunatly, i was never in a situation where i could
use it.


> On Apr 10, 2006, at 4:58 PM, Chad Whitacre wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> Just came across this:
>> PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) is a software package that permits a
>> heterogeneous collection of Unix and/or Windows computers hooked
>> together by a network to be used as a single large parallel
>> computer. [...] With tens of thousands of users, PVM has become the
>> de facto standard for distributed computing world-wide.
>> Anyone seen this before? There are Perl and Python bindings that
>> seem to be fairly well-maintained.
>> http://www.csm.ornl.gov/pvm/
> Rocket-
> .ike
> _______________________________________________
> % NYC*BUG talk mailing list
> http://lists.nycbug.org/mailman/listinfo/talk
> %Be sure to check out our Jobs and NYCBUG-announce lists
> %We meet the first Wednesday of the month

Peter Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

More information about the talk mailing list