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PIOUS is a complete Parallel I/O System for the PVM 3 distributed computing environment. Just as PVM implements a virtual multicomputer on top of a heterogeneous network of computing resources, PIOUS implements a fully functional parallel file system on top of PVM. PVM applications obtain transparent access to shared permanent storage via PIOUS library functions. PIOUS is intended to serve both as a platform for supporting high-performance parallel applications, and as a vehicle for parallel file system research. PIOUS implements the traditional functionality found in most parallel computer file systems, as well as a number of unique features.

Current Version:   1.2.2

License Type:   LGPL (GNU Library General Public License Version 2)

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Source Code Availability: Yes

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

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PIOUS has been tested on --- Sun4/SunOS 4.1.3/5.3-4, SGI/IRIX 4.0.5/5.3, Dec Alpha/OSF1 2.1, HP 9000/HP-UX, and IBM RS6000/AIX. It has been reported to author that PIOUS run on a Linux cluster out of the box.

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