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ALSO CALLED: Distributed Networking, Distributed Processing
DEFINITION: Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) is a program that enables distributed computing among networked computers on different platforms, so that they can perform as a single, large unit for computer-intensive applications. The software can be run on most Unix-based or Windows systems. According to the official Web site, PVM is the de facto standard, world-wide, for distributed computing. PVM source code  … 
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The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make in Web Conferences
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, unveil the top 7 biggest things to avoid when conducting web conferences so that you can efficiently and effectively lead meetings even when online.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Hardest Problems in Data Management
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how to enable a fast, scalable, fault-tolerant distributed foundation for data management that runs dynamically across the many-machine, many-core, memory-based computing topologies that today's organizations are assembling from existing IT resources and pay-as-you-go clouds.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 10 Feb 2012

VMware, Inc.

Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in the Enterprise
sponsored by Platform Computing Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes challenges organizations face when using MapReduce, and the means by which Platform MapReduce can address them.
Posted: 16 Aug 2011 | Published: 16 Aug 2011

Platform Computing Corporation

Back to the Future: The New IT Infrastructure Opportunity
sponsored by Avocent
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resources to discover new technology and solutions to address security and operating expense (OPEX) issues related to distributed computing such as thin client, fast client, diskless workstations, SaaS, and VDI.
Posted: 08 Jun 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2011

Avocent

Chasing the Mobile Desktop: How to Tame your Distributed Desktop Environment
sponsored by Wanova, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper surveys existing and emerging approaches to desktop management in the enterprise, covering both traditional systems management methods, as well as newer desktop virtualization technologies. We will discuss their advantages and shortcomings of each approach.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Sep 2010

Wanova, Inc.

Best Practices for Virtualizing Distributed Environments: Enterprise-Class Virtualization for Remote Office and Branch Office Infrastructures
sponsored by VM6 Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides the 4 best practices that IT leaders of ROBO organizations need to consider when virtualizing their businesses, providing ROI tips and establishing a roadmap for reducing the Total Cost of Ownership for virtualizing the distributed ROBO environment.
Posted: 27 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Oct 2009

VM6 Software

Server Monitoring: Centralize and Win
sponsored by TNT Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: One of the main limitations of native tools in a Windows OS is that it stores all of the event & performance logs information locally in each individual system. For an environment with multiple systems, this makes problem analysis much more challenging. This paper will discuss the importance of effective, centralized management solutions.
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 | Published: 12 Aug 2009

TNT Software, Inc.

Open Source in the Next Computing Wave
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: The current economic climate is forcing more systematic thinking about costs in general, including those associated with overall complexity and the security and resiliency of large distributed infrastructures. These trends intersect in powerful ways; a new wave of computing is gathering momentum as a result. And open source is playing a major role.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Governing a Distributed SOA
sponsored by IONA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a registry/repository which allows organizations to create a dynamic environment that actively monitors, governs, and enforces SOA governance across all distributed endpoints.
Posted: 25 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

IONA Technologies

Load Balancing Basics
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover a powerful and comprehensive load balancing solution.
Posted: 18 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Citrix

The SOA Competitive Landscape Redefined: A Manager's Guide to SOA Platforms
sponsored by Fiorano Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes an approach to evaluating an SOA platform, that is aimed at creating a system based upon a service-oriented application composition and a peer-to-peer distributed infrastructure architecture.
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Fiorano Software, Inc.

Scaling Enterprise SOA Deployments: Benefits of a Service-Grid Architecture Powering Next-Generation SOA Deployments
sponsored by Fiorano Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews modern enterprise service grids and how their brokered peer-to-peer architecture offer ease of use for a wide array of distributed computing projects including the SOA market.
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Fiorano Software, Inc.

Streamline and Speed the Delivery of High-quality Software Applications
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the importance of collaborative management of software development and testing processes in order to achieve an integrated view of distributed development while meeting internal and external compliance requirements.
Posted: 21 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

IBM Software Group

Making a Business Case for Tape
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper will review tape technology from the standpoint of this business value model.
Posted: 26 Jan 2003 | Published: 01 Jun 2002

Quantum Corporation
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DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING DEFINITION (continued): …  is freely available. PVM was created at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1989 and was rewritten in 1991 at the University of Tennessee. Newer versions developed since that time offer improved portability and fault tolerance. The PVM package has become popular for teaching computer science and programming students how distributed computing and parallel processing work. The software has been used extensively to solve problems in science, medicine, technology and engineering that have proven too complex for individual computers. PVM also enables a level of computational accuracy beyond the ability … 
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