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%T Dynamic BSP: Towards a Flexible Approach to Parallel Computing over the Grid
%A Jeremy M. R. Martin, Alex V. Tiskin
%E Ian R. East, David Duce, Mark Green, Jeremy M. R. Martin, Peter H. Welch
%B Communicating Process Architectures 2004
%X The Bulk Synchronous model of parallel programming has
   proved to be a successful paradigm for developing portable,
   scalable, high performance software. Originally developed
   for use with traditional supercomputers, it was later
   applied to networks of workstations. Following the emergence
   of grid computing, new programming models are needed to
   exploit its potential. We consider the main issues relating
   to adapting BSP for this purpose, and propose a new model
   Dynamic BSP, which brings together many elements from
   previous work in order to deal with quality\-of\-service and
   heterogeneity issues. Our approach uses a task\-farmed
   implementation of supersteps.

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