Experimentation with Large-Grained Parallelism using Local Area Networks
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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