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SubjectRe: GAMMA: a Network Of Workstation based on Active Messages and Linux


On Sat, 22 Jun 1996, Giuseppe Ciaccio wrote:

>
> Hi guys,
>
> we are currently developing a parallel machine based on the NOW
> (Network Of Workstation) architecture and on the Active Message communication
> paradigm. Its name is GAMMA (Genoa Active Message MAchine).
>
> As for other similar projects, the main idea is to use
> cheap off-the-shelf components, whose performances are not that bad nowadays,
> and to exploit their capabilities as much as possible, with particular attention
> to the exploitation of communication hardware performances (mainly low latency,
> since bandwidth is still quite poor and doesn't scale, at least for low-end
> products).
>
> http://www.disi.unige.it/project/gamma/ will provide you with more info.
>
> Any pointer to similar work, as well as any suggestion and constructive
> criticism, is welcome.
>

Hello Giuseppe!

Have you looked at the Beowulf project? It looks to have remarkably
similar objectives to your own.
It is at http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/beowulf/beowulf.html
I found it to be fascinating reading.


Eric Hoeltzel



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