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MPJ/Ibis: A Flexible and Efficient Message Passing Platform for Java

  • Markus Bornemann
  • Rob V. van Nieuwpoort
  • Thilo Kielmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3666)

Abstract

The MPJ programming interface has been defined by the Java Grande forum to provide MPI-like message passing for Java applications. In this paper, we present MPJ/Ibis, the first implementation of MPJ based on our Ibis programming environment for cluster and grid computing. By exploiting both flexibility and efficiency of Ibis, our MPJ implementation delivers high-performance communication, while being deployable on various platforms, from Myrinet-based clusters to grids. We evaluated MPJ/Ibis on our DAS-2 cluster. Our results show that MPJ/Ibis’ performance is competitive to mpiJava on Myrinet and Fast Ethernet, and to C-based MPICH on Fast Ethernet.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Bornemann
    • 1
  • Rob V. van Nieuwpoort
    • 1
  • Thilo Kielmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Vrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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