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11.5 Programming Examples

The Technical Publications Department of Intel's Supercomputing Systems Division has provided on-line versions of all the C examples in the iPSC/860 Programmer's Reference Manual. These examples are complete running programs and are available by anonymous ftp from They are short and simple programs, seldom more than a page in length. FORTRAN examples will be available shortly. Beware that there are numerous examples and they might occupy a lot of space.

To obtain the examples, you must have Internet access. First, make an ftp connection, login as anonymous (please use your e-mail address as your password), go into binary mode, enter the directory pub/R3.3-examples, and transfer the file Cexamples.tar.Z. Here is a sample session:

> ftp
Connected to
220 export FTP server (SunOS 4.0) ready.
Name ( anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send ident as password.
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
ftp> binary
200 Type set to I.
ftp> cd pub
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> cd R3.3-examples
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> get Cexamples.tar.Z
200 PORT command successful.
150 Binary data connection for Cexamples.tar.Z
(,1303) (169190 bytes).
226 Binary Transfer complete.
local: Cexamples.tar.Z remote: Cexamples.tar.Z
32538 bytes received in .14 seconds (2.3e+02 Kbytes/s)
ftp> quit
221 Goodbye.

When the file is transferred, move it to the directory in which you want your examples to reside, uncompress the file, and then tar it as follows:

uncompress Cexamples.tar.Z
tar -xvf Cexamples.tar

A number of individual C programs will appear. Instructions are in the README files.