The evolution of HPC/VORX

H. P. Katseff, R. D. Gaglianello, B. S. Robinson
1990 Proceedings of the second ACM SIGPLAN symposium on Principles & practice of parallel programming - PPOPP '90  
HPC/VORX is a computing system that provides closely coupled computing between large numbers of processors. It also supports the connection of many host workstations which may be geographically distributed within the area of a large building and allows a single applications to span many processors and many workstations. We relate some of the lessons that were learned while building and using HPC/VORX and in the transition to HPC/VORX from a smaller, less capable system. The problems that we
more » ... untered included difficulties in scaling resource managers and human interfaces to large numbers of processors, the design of communications primitives and protocols, and the implementation of programming abstractions.
doi:10.1145/99163.99171 dblp:conf/ppopp/KatseffGR90 fatcat:unribsdy5zgltdac7xea6k4xva