Document Type

Article

Date

2000

Embargo Period

11-2010

Keywords

Java, parallel programming, Java message-passing system, Message Passing Interface, MPI, Java Grande Forum

Language

English

Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Programming Languages and Compilers

Description/Abstract

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.

Additional Information

Concurrency, Practice and Experience

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