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Summary form only given. AIAC algorithms (Asynchronous Iterations Asynchronous Communications) are a particular class of parallel iterative algorithms. Their asynchronous nature makes them more efficient than their synchronous counterparts in numerous cases as has already been shown in previous works. The first goal is to compare several parallel programming environments in order to see if there is one of them which is best suited to efficiently implement AIAC algorithms. The main criterion for this comparison consists in the performances achieved in a global context of grid computing for two classical scientific problems. Nevertheless, we also take into account two secondary criteria, which are the ease of programming and the ease of deployment. The second goal is to extract from this comparison the important features that a parallel programming environment must have in order to be suited for the implementation of AIAC algorithms.
Date of Conference: 26-30 April 2004