USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - Windows NT Symposium 99
Porting Legacy Engineering Applications onto Distributed NT Systems
N. K. Allsopp, T. P. Cooper, P. Ftakas, Parallel Applications Centre; and P. C. Macey, SER Systems Ltd.
In this paper we present our experiences developing two distributed
computing applications on NT. In both examples a legacy application is
ported from Unix to NT and is then further developed to be a
distributed application within the NT environment. We shall present
two different approaches to managing the remote execution of tasks.
One is a port of a serial vibroacoustic analysis code called PAFEC
VibroAcoustic and the other is the parallelisation of the non-linear
analysis modules of the LUSAS FE analysis package. We shall show in
these two projects that it is technically possible to carry out
scientific computing on a distributed NT resource.