PVM for the WIN32-bit platform

Clusters of PCs Acting as one Large Parallel Computer

HTML2 The PVM Team has developed a port of PVM 3.4 to WIN32 platforms. Win32 includes Windows95, Windows 98, and Windows NT Server/Workstation 4.0.

The software allows clustering computers running Win32 or Win NT 4.0 with Unix workstations and/even MPP's together into one parallel virtual machine.

PVM 3.4 Beta 6 is out !

After several beta releases compliant to pvm3.3.x, the PVM port to Win32 is now integrated into PVM 3.4 ! You will find it on netlib as well as in Markus Fischer's download area. People are encouraged to use the InstallShield version but the source is also available if they wish to recompile. A binary distribution for Alpha's running NT is also available.

The package has been tested even on Quad Boards with 4 Pentium Pro's running Windows NT 4.0 Server.

The PVM 3.4 beta 6 and beta 7 versions come with an InstallShield version where a wizard lets you decide where to install the package, which compilers you would like being supported and where some temporary files are ALLOWED to be stored ! (this was causing major problems on restricted NT boxes for example)
Here are additional sources of information:

If you could not get a hand on the distribution go to Markus Fischer's download area.


Additional Software: Filesystem:

For more information

check Markus Fisher's WIN32 web page.
You can send email to the PVM Team

General information on PVM can be found at http://www.epm.ornl.gov/pvm

Last updated: November 21, 1998