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Virtual Machine Definition

The virtual machine is defined by the number and location of the running daemons. Although the number of hosts can be indicated by a fixed list at start-up time, there exists only a single point of failure, the first master daemon to start. All other hosts can join, leave, or fail without affecting the rest of the virtual machine.

PVM API functions allow the user to

Jack Dongarra
Fri Apr 12 11:15:36 EDT 1996