PVM : Java Glossary


PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) (Parallel Virtual Machine) is a software package that permits a heterogeneous collection of Unix computers hooked together by a network to be used as a single large parallel computer. Thus large computational problems can be solved more cost effectively by using the aggregate power and memory of many computers. The software is very portable. The source, which is available free through nettle, has been compiled on everything from laptops to Crays.

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