SAL Home PARALLEL Communication Libraries


Quarks is a Distributed Shared Memory (DSM) system. It consists of an user-level library and associated header files that support DSM on collections of Unix workstations. Basically, Quarks allows multiple computers on a network to run programs designed for shared memory multiprocessors. This means that it allows a group of computers to behave as a single faster and more powerful computer when working on problems designed for this system.

Current Version:   0.8.6 (0.9 for Linux Port)

License Type:   Freely redistributable.

Home Site: (Linux Port)

Source Code Availability:


Available Binary Packages:

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

Targeted Platforms:

SunOS 4.1/SPARC, HP-UX/PA-RISC, IRIX 5.2/MIPS, DEC Alpha, Linux.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

For Linux, needs x86 based PC/Linux with TCP/IP. 486 with 8MB RAM or up suggested and 18MB disk space.

Other Links:

Mailing Lists/USENET News Groups:


User Comments:

  • None

See A Screen Shot? (Not Yet)

  SAL Home   |   Parallel Computing   |   Communication Libraries

Comments? SAL@KachinaTech.COM
Copyright © 1995-2001 by Herng-Jeng Jou
Copyright © 1997-2001 by Kachina Technologies, Inc.
All rights reserved.