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Sciddle 4.0 is a communication environment for distributed computing. It enables an application to use remote procedure calls (RPCs) within the PVM environment. Parallelism is achieved through asynchronous RPCs. No explicit message passing is necessary. Rather all data transfers occur within the RPCs.

In Sciddle an application is decomposed into a client process and an arbitrary number of server processes. Servers are special PVM tasks that are ready to execute RPCs from their clients. Servers can also start other servers themselves. Thus the topology of a Sciddle application can be described by a tree structure.

Current Version:   4.0

License Type:   Free

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Yes, it works fine on Linux, according to the author. If you want to use it with Fortran you may have to adjust the linkage convention (conf/LINUX.m4) depending on the compilers you are using.

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