Last-modified: 1 Oct 2001
8 comp.parallel group dynamics
10 Related news groups, archives and references
18 Supercomputing and Crayisms
20 IBM and Amdahl
22 Grand challenges and HPCC
24 Suggested (required) readings
26 Dead computer architecture society
2 Introduction and Table of Contents and justification
4 Comp.parallel news group history
Where is the group archived?
See also parlib.
It's like netlib. To start, send the mail daemon
in with the body or Subject field of the message.
Parlib has been around about six years now. While I was moderator, I
could keep up with it. Over the past couple years, I was too busy. I'm
back in business now. We have moved parlib to a new location that is
From: Dave Beckett <D.J.Beckett@ukc.ac.uk>
(Dec 1993 till present) available under
I also have older articles off-line from Steve Stephenson, from 1990+
but consider them too old to be relevant.
comp.parallel specifically is at
At this time (June 1995), the index (minus the help) is:
bibliographies - Bibliographies available through parlib or ftp.
butterfly Example programs for Butterfly
connection-machine Connection machine examples
cray example programs for various Cray products.
faq Frequently asked questions and (with any luck) answers.
intel860 Sample problems for the Intel i860 systems.
intel860/c Example C program for iPSC/860
intel860/fortran Example Fortran program for iPSC/860
miscellaneous alogorithms and/or programs which don't fit any
mobil donation of codes illustrating the same problem
solved on various architectures.
newsgroup Information regarding the comp.parallel newsgroup
other-servers Other locations specializing is serving special groups.
parallaxis Example programs written in parallaxis.
p4 Example programs written in P4
readings Suggested or required readings in parallel /
schools Schools and curricula which support parallel
sisal example problems written in Sisal
salishan Problems and programs from John Feo's book
send index from faq yields:
amdahlslaw - some references to Amdahl's Law
# oh yeah, read about it. Don't just find it. Get the NCC session
# section on it (including Slotnick's rebuttal/commentary).
debugging - some comments on debugging
emailaddress - how to find email addresses
environments - the turcotte report on environments
express - outline of system
forge - outline of system
grandchallenges - a list of the original grand challenges
gccommentary - a discussion of the grand challenges and how the GCs evolve.
linda - Questions about linda may be answered here.
simulators(dir) - some multiprocessor simulation packages
parascope - Rice University's tools for scientific programming.
parasoft - latest version of news letter---info on where to get.
pcnets - networks of pcs: software.
ppc - Information about the Parallel Processing Connection
p4 - information on p4 and how to get the code.
pvm - information on PVM and how to get the code.
this is obsolete
qvctapes - information about QVC tapes availability.
The net does not assure the value or quality of the information posted here.
The quality is a function of how YOU (and others) participate. If you sit
back passively, you will be disappointed. The group is basically academic
in nature. Expect academic debate (or the more juvenille "flame war")
on some topics. You get what you pay for here. Don't expect technical
advice which you would have thought to pay thousands of dollars (an analysis)
here for free. It doesn't happen.
I have a huge amount (450M) of parallel computing files and lots of
FAQs, and stuff culled from news articles.