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IBM System Blue Gene Solution Blue Gene/Q Application Development by Megan Gilge

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Parallel paradigms
This chapter contains information about the parallel paradigms that are offered on the Blue Gene/Q system. These paradigms include MPI for distributed-memory architecture and the OpenMP API for shared-memory architectures. These paradigms are referred to as high-performance computing (HPC). The Blue Gene/Q system also offers a paradigm where applications do not require communication between tasks and each node is running a different instance of the application. This paradigm is known as high-throughput computing (HTC).
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