Chapter 6

Networks and MPI for cluster computing

Ryan E. Grant*; Stephen L. Olivier*    * Sandia National Laboratoriesa Sandia National Laboratories is a multiprogram laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. SAND Report Number 2013-10652P.

Abstract

Cluster computing, message passing, and high-performance networks form the foundation for high-performance computing and modern supercomputers. This chapter introduces the reader to the key concepts needed to understand how cluster computing differs from other types of distributed computing and provides a brief introduction ...

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