Communication and Architectural Support for Network-Based Parallel Computing: First International Workshop, CANPC'97, San Antonio, Texas, USA, February 1-2, 1997 Proceedings

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 24, 1997 - Computers - 268 pages
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Workshop on Communication and Architectural Support for Network-Based Parallel Computing, CANPC'97, held in San Antonio, Texas, USA, in February 1997.
The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from a total of 36 submissions. Among the topics addressed are processor/network interfaces, communication protocols, high-performance network technology, operating systems and architectural issues, and load balancing techniques. All in all, the papers competently describe the state-of-the-art for network-based computing systems.
 

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Contents

Efficient Communication Mechanisms for Cluster Based Parallel Computing
1
Stream Sockets on SHRIMP
16
A Simple and Efficient Process and Communication Abstraction for Network Operating Systems
31
Efficient Adaptive Routing in Networks of Workstations with Irregular Topology
46
A Deadlock Avoidance Method for Computer Networks
61
Extending ATM Networks for Efficient Reliable Multicast
73
A SingleChip ATM Switch for NOWs
88
A Portable Threads Library Supporting Migrant Threads on Heterogeneous Network Farms
102
Synchronization Support in IO Adapter Based SCI Clusters
158
Load Balancing for Regular DataParallel Applications on Workstation Network
173
A Comparison of Three High Speed Networks for Parallel Cluster Computing
184
Understanding the Performance of DSM Applications
198
Performance Metrics and Measurement Techniques of Collective Communication Services
212
Connectionless Lightweight and Multiway Communication Support for Distributed Computing
227
Networkwide Cooperative Computing Architecture NCCA
241
Data Movement and Control Substrate for Parallel Scientific Computing
256

Transparent Treatment of Remote Pointers Using IPC Primitive in RPC Systems
115
An Operating System Support to LowOverhead Communications in NOW Clusters
130
Distributed Hardware Support for Process Synchronization in NSM Workstation Clusters
144

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