The goal of PANDA project is to produce new data management techniques for I/O intensive applications that will be useful in high-performance scientific computing. Specifically, we are examining the problem of efficient support for applications that make use of extremely large multidimensional arrays on secondary storage. We have three goals: to provide simpler, more abstract interfaces to application programmers, to produce more advanced i/o libraries supporting efficient layout alternatives for multidimensional arrays on disk and in main memory, and to support high performance array i/o operations.

Current Version:   2.1

License Type:   Free

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Source Code Availability: Yes (From Home Site)

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package: No
  • RedHat RPM Package: No
  • Other Packages: No

Targeted Platforms:

Sun Workstation with UNIX File System, HP Workstation with UNIX File System, NASA Ames IBM SP2 with AIX 3.2.5 file system, Cornell Theory Center IBM SP2 with AIX 3.2.5 file system

Software/Hardware Requirements:

MPI library.

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User Comments:

  • Panda 2.1 provides user with a rich set of choices of many possible library configurations via its high level interfaces. Different configurations could offer different performance under different conditions. Users are advised to read information on the following page,, to best use the Panda library.

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