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PGMAKE: A Portable Distributed Make System

Andrew Lih; Erez Zadok; Columbia University. Computer Science

Title:
PGMAKE: A Portable Distributed Make System
Author(s):
Lih, Andrew; Zadok, Erez; Columbia University. Computer Science
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Technical reports
Department:
Computer Science
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Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports
Part Number:
CUCS-035-94
Abstract:
We describe pgmake, which extends the GNU project’s make utility to support distributed job execution using the Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) package from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These two packages were chosen because of their high level of portability to different architectures, free source code distribution policy and availability to the public. Using medium-sized farms of modest performing workstations, our system has achieved software build times faster than expensive high-speed uni- and multiprocessors. The highly portable code additions make this implementation easy to port among various platforms.
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Computer science
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