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Portable message-passing programming system

PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) is a portable message-passing programming system designed to link separate host machines to form a 'virtual machine' which is a single, manageable computing resource. The virtual machine is composed of different types of hosts in physically remote locations. PVM applications are composed of any number of separate processes or components. PVM is portable to a wide variety of architectures, including workstations, multiprocessors, supercomputers and PCs.


User manpage available in HTML format from http://www.csm.ornl.gov/pvm/man/manpages.html; User reference card available in PostScript format from http://www.csm.ornl.gov/pvm/QRC.ps



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Janet Casey

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Leaders and contributors


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:pvm@msr.csm.ornl.gov
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportNewsgroupcomp.parallel.pvm

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 March 2017.


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