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Porting PVM to New Architectures 

PVM has been ported to three distinct classes of architecture:

Each of these classes requires a different approach to make PVM exploit the capabilities of the respective architecture. The workstations use TCP/IP to move data between hosts, the distributed-memory multiprocessors use the native message-passing routines to move data between nodes, and the shared-memory multiprocessors use shared memory to move data between the processors. The following sections describe the steps for porting the PVM source to each of these classes.

Porting PVM to non-Unix   operating systems can be very difficult. Nonetheless, groups outside the PVM team have developed PVM ports for DEC's VMS   and IBM's OS/2   operating systems. Such ports can require extensive rewriting of the source and are not described here.