Construction and Performance Evaluation of Windows- based Parallel Computing Environment

윈도우즈 기반의 병렬컴퓨팅 환경 구축 및 성능평가

  • 신재렬 (부산대학교 기계공학과 대학원) ;
  • 김명호 (부산대학교 기계공학과 대학원) ;
  • 최정열 (부산대학교 기계공학과)
  • Published : 2001.10.01


Aparallel computing environment was constructed based on Windows 2000 operating system. This cluster was configured using Fast-Ethernet system to hold up together the clients within a network domain. For the parallel computation, MPI implements for Windows such as MPICH.NT.1.2.2 and MP-MPICHNT.1.2 were used with Compaq Visual Fortran compiler which produce a well optimized executives for x86 systems. The evaluation of this cluster performance was carried out using a preconditioned Navier-Stokes code for the 2D analysis of a compressible and viscous flow around a compressor blade. The parallel performance was examined in comparison with those of Linux clusters studied previously by changing a number of processors, problem size and MPI libraries. The result from the test problems presents that parallel performance of the low cost Fast-Ethernet Windows cluster is superior to that of a Linux cluster of similar configuration and is comparable to that of a Myrinet cluster.