Parallel Component Performance Benchmarks is a computer program developed to aid the evaluation of the Common Component Architecture (CCA) — a software architecture, based on a component model, that was conceived to foster high-performance computing, including parallel computing. More specifically, this program compares the performances (principally by measuring computing times) of componentized versus conventional versions of the Parallel Pyramid 2D Adaptive Mesh Refinement library — a software library that is used to generate computational meshes for solving physical problems and that is typical of software libraries in use at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

This program was written by Daniel Katz, Edwin Tisdale, and Charles Norton of Caltech for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For further information, access the Technical Suppor Package (TSP) free on-line at under he Software category.

This software is available for commercial licensing. Please contact Don Hart of the California Institute of Technology at (818) 393-3425. Refer to NPO-30693.