Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is HPVM?

A: HPVM is a API for programming applications that need to distribute tasks across a variety of architectures and OS types. It provides a simple to use interface to these programs that allows them to hand out tasks to machines almost transparent to the user and even to the programmer. Any program that performs a repeated task on a large amount of data, can benefit from HPVM.

Q: What Systems are Supported?

A: Right now only Linux and Win32. However if our developers can get a hold of any other machines (Macs, SGI, Sun, etc.). Porting should be easy and painless. It's more of a question of resources rather than time.

Q: How can I help?

A: Three ways. First, by donating systems to be used as development platforms. Look at the donations page for more info. On the same page you can find information about how to donate funds that will be used for development purposes. And of course, if you feel so inclined. The source if available to be downloaded at your convenience.

Q: Can I use HPVM in a commercial package?

A: Absolutely! HPVM is available under the LGPL licence. But if it is used, please consider making a donation to "help the cause".