Scalable Unix Commands for Parallel Processors: A High-Performance Implementation

TitleScalable Unix Commands for Parallel Processors: A High-Performance Implementation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsOng, ET, Lusk, EL, Gropp, WD
Journal8th EuroPVM/MPI Users
Volume2131
Pagination410-418
Date Published08/2001
Other NumbersANL/CSM-P885-0601
Abstract

We describe a family of MPI applications we call the Parallel Unix Commands. These commands are natural parallel versions of common Unix user commands such as ls, ps, and find, together with a few similar commands particular to the parallel environment. We describe the design and implementation of these programs and present some performance results on a 256-node Linux cluster. The Parallel Unix Commands are open source and freely available.

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