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Mellor-Crummey, J.M. ; Rochester Univ., NY, USA

Collective experience using the BBN Butterfly Parallel Processor, a shared-memory multiprocessor built around a scalable high-bandwidth switching network is described. An overview of the Butterfly hardware, run-time library is given. While the Butterfly provides a high performance testbed for parallel processing research, it has been found that its lack of a file system and a strong development environment make program development difficult.<>

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Compcon Spring '88. Thirty-Third IEEE Computer Society International Conference, Digest of Papers

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Feb. 29 1988-March 3 1988