Document Type

Article

Date

1995

Embargo Period

1-1-2012

Keywords

PASSION, Parallel And Scalable Software for Input-Output, software support, HPF, I/O

Language

English

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Description/Abstract

We are developing a runtime library which provides a number of routines to perform the I/O required in parallel applications in an efficient and convenient manner. This is part of a project called PASSION, which aims to provide software support for high-performance parallel I/O at the compiler, runtime and file system levels. The PASSION Runtime Library uses a high-level interface which makes it easy for the user to specify the I/O required in the program. The user only needs to specify what portion of the data structure needs to read from or written to the file, and the PASSION routines will perform all the necessary I/O efficiently. This paper gives an overview of the PASSION Runtime Library and describes in detail its high-level interface.

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