Dome Release Information (V 1.0.1)
Dome, the Distributed object migration environment, provides a C++
library of distributed objects for parallel programming. These
objects perform dynamic load balancing and support fault tolerance.
Programmers using Dome can, with modest effort, write parallel programs
that are automatically distributed over a heterogeneous network,
dynamically load balanced as the program runs, and able to survive
compute node and network failures. Thus, Dome provides a means for
writing simple simple and efficient distributed programs.
The focus of the Dome system is to support parallel programming over
networks of workstations. Dome's load balancing and fault tolerance
play an integral role in producing efficient and survivable parallel
programs in such an environment. Dome uses a single program multiple
data (SPMD) model to perform the parallelization of programs which
use the Dome library, and Dome uses PVM to provide its underlying
process control and message passing.
The Dome system is available via ftp in a package called
. The package includes the Dome source code, makefiles, related build
scripts, documentation, and example programs.
To obtain a copy of the Dome package click
file contains the Dome system in compressed
tar format. Once the package
has been obtained,
place it in the
directory in which you wish to install the source. This file must
then be uncompressed and untarred. This can be done
with the following command:
% zcat dome1.0.1.tar.Z | tar -xvf
When this is done the Dome system will occupy approximately 1652 kbytes
Users of the Dome system must also have PVM installed and running on
their system before attempting to use the Dome system.
Before compiling Dome, please check the top-level Makefile to make
sure that the environment variable
is properly defined for your system.
fixes a few bugs and incompatibilities found in the original
The Dome package when untarred contains the following directories
- dome/src - the source code for the Dome library
- dome/include - the include files for the Dome library
- dome/examples - example programs using the Dome library
- dome/doc - the User's Guide for the Dome system
- dome/conf - configuration information for supported architectures
- dome/lib - build script
- dome/utils - utility scripts and programs
The authors of Dome can be contacted at