Issue No. 01 - January/February (1988 vol. 5)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.1990
<p>Three commercial systems are considered from a programmer's point of view. The three are the Intel iPSC, a network of Inmos transputers, and the Sequent Balance. The differences in overhead are examined by implementing a solution to the traveling-salesman problem on all three. The evaluation focuses on three major issues in parallel programming: (1) how execution is divided among processing elements and how it is controlled; (2) how data are shared; and (3) how events are synchronized. The experiences of the authors are presented and some specific as well as general conclusions are drawn.</p>
synchronisation; parallel computers; Intel iPSC; Inmos transputers; Sequent Balance; traveling-salesman problem; parallel programming; parallel machines; parallel programming
M. Kallstrom and S. S. Thakkar, "Programming Three Parallel Computers," in IEEE Software, vol. 5, no. , pp. 11-22, 1988.