Scientists at CSPI in Billerica, Mass., needed a standard software middleware application that could work across different platforms for their 2600 line of computer systems. They found their solution with the message-passing technology from MPI Software Technology Inc. in Starkville, Miss.
MPI enables engineers to run the same code on different computers, says Bernard Pelon, director of product research at CSPI. Engineers from each company do not have to write separate software if they adopt the MPI as a standard, thereby saving money in code development, he says.
It also enables fast software development, so engineers can run as many computers as they need on the application, he says.
MPI engineers provide commercial-off-the-shelf independent software support for middleware in the cluster and embedded fields. Their goal is to offer an entry strategy to support parallel programming with the Message Passing Interface and in 1998 with the real-time Message-Passing Interface.
MPI-1, MPI-2 (extensions of MPI-1), and MPI/RT are all variants of the Message-Passing interface. All versions of MPI emphasize performance with simultaneous portability. - J.M.
For more information on the message passing technology contact MPI by phone at 601-320-4300, by fax at 601-320-4301, by mail at 1 Research Blvd., Suite 201, Starkville, Miss., 39759, by e-mail at [email protected], or on the World Wide Web at http://www.mpi-softtech.com.