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Date: 2000-11-19 (14:56)
From: Vitaly Lugovsky <vsl@o...>
Subject: Re: Cluster Multiprocessing
On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, David McClain wrote:

> I am about to embark on a project that seeks to reduce the computation time
> of a large problem from 100+ hours to less than 20 minutes. This is
> initially though to require a cluster of multiprocessors using either a
> Beowulf architecture, or a large, shared memory, message passing,
> architecture. I am interested in the suitability (or otherwise) of OCaml to
> such computations and the experiences of anyone else in this group on such
> architectures. Garbage collection across nodes in a shared memory
> architecture seems like a particularly daunting problem.
> Any responses would be appreciated.

  Shared memory architectures is just the same as ordinary multithereaded
environment. And, there are PVM3 and MPI bindings for OCaml, if you want
to use message-passing clustering.


   V.S.Lugovsky aka Mauhuur (http://ontil.ihep.su/~vsl) (UIN=45482254)