Required Platforms and Architectures

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This software is known to work on the following platforms and architectures:
  1. Sun SPARCstation
    Hardware
    SPARCstation20 (sun4m)
    Operating System
    SunOS-4.1.4
    Myrinet card
    M2-SBus32 or M2F-SBus32
  2. IBM compatible PCs
    Hardware
    IBM compatible PCs using Triton (430FX), Natoma (440FX) or 440LX chipset
    Operating System
    NetBSD-1.2.1/i386, Linux 2.0.33/i386
    Myrinet card
    M2F-PCI32 or M2M-PCI32
    The performance of PM on PCs heavily depends on the chip set and BIOS settings. For example, we have experience that changing ``Memory Refresh Timing'' of BIOS setting from ``Fast'' to ``Normal'' improves bandwidth from 50MB/sec to 117MB/sec.

    Bandwidths we measured for an 8K bytes message by using PM library:

  3. DEC Alpha Systems
    Hardware
    DEC PWS 600au, AlphaPC 164LX Motherboard based systems
    Operating System
    Linux 2.0.33/alpha
    Myrinet card
    M2F-PCI32 or M2M-PCI32

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