HIGHLAND, a distributed-memory parallel processing environment for heterogeneous local area networks, has been developed. Designed as both a teaching and a research tool, its purpose is to provide an effective mechanism by which a number of networked UNIX workstations, dissimilar in both vendor and performance, can be directly manipulated as a single, unified, multiprocessing system. Utilizing the MIT X-windows environment, HIGHLAND supports a highly interactive graphical interface through which a programmer can create, modify, and control complex systems of communicating processes
R. W. Wilkerson and D. E. Meyer, "Experimentation with Large-Grained Parallelism using Local Area Networks," Proceedings of the 33rd Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1990, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 1990.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MWSCAS.1990.140845
33rd Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1990
Keywords and Phrases
HIGHLAND; MIT X-Windows Environment; UNIX Workstations; Computer Science Education; Distributed-Memory Parallel Processing Environment; Educational Aids; Graphical User Interfaces; Heterogeneous Local Area Networks; Heterogeneous Workstation Environment; Interactive Graphical Interface; Large-Grained Parallelism; Local Area Networks; Multiprocessing System; Parallel Processing; Research Tool; Teaching Tool
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