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mpiJava: An Object-Oriented Java Interface to MPI

In this chapter, we turn to the main subject of this dissertation, mpiJava--a Java interface to the widely used Message Passing Interface (MPI).

In the first part of this chapter, we discuss the design of the mpiJava API and issues associated with its development. In the second part of this chapter, we briefly outline the steps necessary to ``port'' mpiJava onto a range of operating systems, including Windows NT, Linux and Solaris. In the final part of this chapter, we present and then discuss some performance measurements made of communications bandwidth and latency to compare mpiJava on these systems.


Bryan Carpenter 2004-06-09