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The design and evaluation of MPI-style web services

Cooper, Ian M. and Walker, Coral Yan-Huang 2009. The design and evaluation of MPI-style web services. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing 2 (3) , pp. 197-209. 10.1109/TSC.2009.15

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce MPI-style Web service (MPIWS), a novel service presented as a standard Web service but integrated with MPI programming technologies to allow Web applications to run in parallel over a loosely coupled distributed environment. MPIWS takes advantage of the SOAP communication protocol, and allows direct MPI-style communication among loosely coupled services. The MPI-style communication supported by MPIWS includes both point-to-point and collective communications. In this paper, point-to-point and collective communication operations are evaluated in comparison with mpiJava. The evaluation results demonstrate that although the overhead of SOAP messaging takes a toll on performance, MPIWS is generally comparable with mpiJava sending Object data types, especially for coarse-grain applications, and outperforms mpiJava in some cases.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automotive engineering, Boundary conditions, Broadcasting, Buildings, Communication system control, Computer architecture, Concurrent computing, Distributed computing, Engines, Heat engines, Message passing, Parallel programming, Partial differential equations, Simple object access protocol, Web services, XML
Publisher: IEEE
ISSN: 1939-1374
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 02:41
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/14188

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