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Converse can be used for developing portable parallel programs, with support for messages, threads, shared-memory, message-handlers, and flexible schedulers. More importantly, Converse can be used for (quickly and easily) building efficient runtime systems for (your favorite) parallel languages. Also, Converse supports multilingual interoperability: modules written in different parallel languages can be linked together in a single application, and carry out concurrent computations. Converse is a run-time system for Charm/Charm++.

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License Type:   Free

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Networks of Unix workstations: Sun/SunOS, SUN/Solaris, RS/6000, HP; Uni-processor (+simulator) versions on the above; IBM SP1, CM-5, paragon, ncube; Cray T3D (Converse only). It should also work on Linux since Converse uses PVM or MPI for message passing.

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