Parallel Computing: Fundamentals, Applications and New by Erik H. D'Hollander, G. R. Joubert, F. J. Peters, Ulrich

By Erik H. D'Hollander, G. R. Joubert, F. J. Peters, Ulrich Trottenberg

This quantity offers an outline of the cutting-edge with appreciate to the improvement of all kinds of parallel desktops and their software to quite a lot of challenge areas.

The foreign convention on parallel computing ParCo97 (Parallel Computing ninety seven) used to be held in Bonn, Germany from 19 to 22 September 1997. the 1st convention during this biannual sequence used to be held in 1983 in Berlin. extra meetings have been held in Leiden (The Netherlands), London (UK), Grenoble (France) and Gent (Belgium).

From the outset the purpose with the ParCo (Parallel Computing) meetings was once to advertise the appliance of parallel desktops to unravel actual lifestyles difficulties. on the subject of ParCo97 a brand new milestone used to be reached in that greater than half the papers and posters offered have been fascinated with program points. This truth displays the arriving of age of parallel computing.

Some 2 hundred papers have been submitted to this system Committee through authors from around the world. the ultimate programme consisted of 4 invited papers, seventy one contributed scientific/industrial papers and forty five posters. additionally a panel dialogue on Parallel Computing and the Evolution of our on-line world was once held. in the course of and after the convention all ultimate contributions have been refereed. simply these papers and
posters authorised in this ultimate screening approach are incorporated during this volume.

The useful emphasis of the convention used to be accentuated through an commercial exhibition the place businesses confirmed the most recent advancements in parallel processing apparatus and software program. audio system from partaking businesses provided papers in commercial periods during which new advancements in parallel computing have been reported.

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In particular, it is hard for C++ to achieve good performance on even sequential and parallel code, and we expect compiled Java not to have these problems. In fact, let us now discuss performance, which is a key issue for Java. As discussed in the two workshops on Java for Science and Engineering computation [27], there seems little reason why native Java compilers, as opposed to current portable JavaVM interpreters or Just in Time compilers (JIT), cannot obtain comparable performance to C or Fortran compilers.

We see such hybrid architectures as quite attractive and warranting further research. , Display Applet Further ^^. User Script Dynamic Library and compiled script Invocation HOP/HTTP Figure 12: An architecture for an interpreted Java front-end communicating with a tier-two server controlling dynamically a HPCC backend. 23 In summary, we see that Java has no obvious major disadvantages and some clear advantages compared to C++ and especially Fortran as a basic language for large-scale simulation and modeling.

Walczak "Java enabling collaborative education, health care and computing", Concurrency Practice and Experience 9,521-534(97). edu/tango/ 22. edu/tango/ 27 23. edu/SDG/Software/Habanero/ 24. mil/dis-java--vrml/ 25. Timucin Ozdemir, Shrideep Pallickara and Zeynep Ozdemir, "Exploring JSDA, CORE A and HLA based MuTech 'sfor Scalable Televirtual (TVR) Environments", to be presented at Workshop on ObjectOriented Technologies during the VRML98, Monterey, CA, Feb 16-19, 1998. ps. edu: 1998/iwt98/projects/webhla 26.

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