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An Efficient Multilevel Master-slave Model For Distributed Parallel Computation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BT990421

Volume

23

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

992 kb

Author(s)

Hsin-Chu Chen, Alvin Lim and Nazir A. Warsi

Abstract

The master-slave (MS) parallel computing model is one of the most widely used model in a networked computing environment due to its ease of im- plementation. This model, however, suffers from the disadvantages of the sequential generation of slave processes and heavy communication overheads imposed on the master processor. To overcome this problem, we present in this paper an efficient multilevel master-slave (MMS) scheme which is espe- cially useful for solving decomposable large-scale problems such as structure m

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