JPVM (Java Parallel Virtual Machine) is a PVM-like library of object classes implemented in
and for use with the Java Programming language. PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine)
is a popular message passing interface used in numerous heterogeneous hardware
environments ranging from distributed memory parallel machines to networks of
workstations. JPVM, thus, is the combination of both
PVM and Java
— ease of programming inherited from Java, high performance through parallelism
inherited from PVM.