The DP Library Project
The DP project grew out of a number of experiences I had writing distributed
applications. The core of the DP project is the development of the DP library,
which contains a set of routines that facilitates the development of portable
DP is in that family of libraries and environments whose most widespread
example is PVM. DP differs from PVM in a numbers of ways:
The DP library has both a C and Fortran interface.
- DP supports both light-weight and interrupting messages.
- DP's implementation permits a certain degree of fault-tolerance.
- DP's interface is simpler.
DP is designed to be a low-level semantically, with the expectation that
higher level libraries will be built on top of it. A fairly trivial example
of such a library is XDP; another example, which is still under development,
There are several on-going projects involving DP:
- Integrating DP and 2LP (a contraint-based logic programming language).
- Exploring parallel random number generation suitable for distribute
- Implementing a portable C-Linda on top of DP.
For more information, see the DP man pages or the resources listed below.
Also, you might check DP for Students.
Winter 95 USENIX Conference
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