Parallel Computing Environment based on Windows Operating System

Windows 운영체제 기반의 병렬 계산 환경

  • Published : 2003.05.01


A parallel computing environment based on Windows operating system was constructed and a performance test was mode in comparison with Linux based systems. The Windows 2000 cluster was composed with servers and clients connected by Fast-ethernet, within which two sub-clusters may operates together or separately. Compaq Visual Fortran complier and two MPI libraries, MPICH.NT.1.2.2 and NT-MPICHNT.1.2 were installed as computing tools. Parallel computing performance tests were carried out using two-dimensional preconditioned Navier-Stokes code to examine the dependency on the number of processors, problem size and MPI libraries, those were compared with results from Linux clusters. Results shows that a cluster based on the user-friendly Windows operating system is also useful for the parallel computing and has good performance comparable to the previous Linux clusters.


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