Parallel computing has come of age. This is evident partly from the recently released top-of-the-line products offered by major computer vendors. Equipped with multiple processors, parallel computers are now dominating the server and enterprise computing markets, and moving rapidly into the domains of the desktops as well as the supercomputers. As an indication of the shift in emphasis, Intel designed its Pentium Pro chip which contains new features to make the chip a building block for easy construction of small parallel computers ; Cray Research, Inc., the vector supercomputer giant, released its multiprocessor systems, the T3D , and recently the T3E , for supercomputing. Recent advances in high speed communication networks are enabling practical parallel computing on clusters of workstations [6, 120, 157].
KeywordsLoad Balance Load Sharing Workload Distribution Distribute Shared Memory Loaded Processor
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.