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Message-passing case studies

Message-passing remains one of the most effective and widely used communication paradigms in parallel computing. In this section we compare two approaches to message-passing in Java, in the context of a scientific application. The first approach is to use the socket interface in the standard Java API. The second is to work through a Java interface to the message-passing standard, MPI [14].

To minimize distracting details, our application will be elementary: Conway's Life automaton.


Bryan Carpenter 2002-07-11