Java, parallel programming, Java message-passing system, Message Passing Interface, MPI, Java Grande Forum
Computer Sciences | Programming Languages and Compilers
Recently, there has been a lot of interest in using Java for parallel programming. Efforts have been hindered by lack of standard Java parallel programming APIs. To alleviate this problem, various groups started projects to develop Java message passing systems modeled on the successful Message Passing Interface (MPI). Official MPI bindings are currently defined only for C, Fortran, and C++, so early MPI-like environments for Java have been divergent. This paper related an effort undertaken by a working group of the Java Grande Forum, seeking a consensus on an MPI-like API, to enhance the viability of parallel programming using Java.
Carpenter, Bryan; Getov, Vladimir; Judd, Glenn; Skjellum, Anthony; and Fox, Geoffrey C., "MPJ: MPI-like message passing for Java" (2000). Northeast Parallel Architecture Center. Paper 64.