Cooperative Data Sharing library

Version : 0.7.1
Author(s) : feedback@elepar.com
License : Elepar
Website : http://www.elepar.com/CDS/product.html

Installs from Open Source Astronomy for Mac OS X cd 1
Disk space required for installation is 1.36 Mb


Cooperative Data Sharing (CDS) is a fast, flexible, and free* API used to write portable programs for clusters, parallel computers, peer-to-peer, and computational grids.

o CDS can often deliver higher network bandwidth, higher memory- based bandwidth, and lower latency to the application than message passing interfaces

o CDS supports several programming styles (including demand-driven, real-time, shared-memory, and message-passing) all with a single simple API

o CDS uses the programmer's expressed intentions to help hide latency and minimize copying AT THE SAME TIME, thus making programs more portable beteen high-latency, low-latency, and hybrid (e.g. cluster of SMP) environments than they would be with message-passing or shared-memory APIs.

BCR is Elepar's newly-available C-based CDS offering, a simplified dialect similar to that developed earlier at NASA Ames Research Center. Free information, including some performance data and a "Principles of Operation" white paper, is available without registration at: http://www.elepar.com/CDS/product.html