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Is there any published or online material related to PVM?

Please note: The FAQ pages at the HPCVL website are continuously being revised. Some pages might pertain to an older configuration of the system. Please let us know if you encounter problems or inaccuracies, and we will correct the entries.

Yes. The book, PVM: Parallel Virtual Machine - A Users' Guide and Tutorial for Networked Parallel Computing, by Al Geist et. al. is available in good booksores and is also available in postscript and html from netlib at You will also find a more comprehensive FAQ and a quick reference card about PVM in the same site.

There is also a directory on netlib for contributed software related to PVM.

Finally one should consulte the on-line manual pages included with the distribution, and eventually read and post to newsgroup comp.parallel.pvm.