On Line Visualisation or Combining the Standard ORNL PVM with a Vendor PVM Implementation

  • Janusz Borkowski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1697)


Vendor implementations of PVM provide optimum performance on multicomputers. However, such implementations may lack interoperability. Developing of a real time display for a LGA simulation on Hitachi SR2201 parallel computer required a connection between the calculating part running on SR2201 and GUI running on a graphics workstation. A native PVM could not provide it. We proposed to use ORNL PVM to facilitate the connection and at the same time to use the native PVM for effective internal communication. Performance evaluation of this approach and practical results are presented.


Virtual Machine Parallel Application Message Size External Communication Communication Library 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janusz Borkowski
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  1. 1.Polish-Japanese Institute for Information TechnologyWarsawPoland

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