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From: reig@d...
Subject: Re: Cluster Multiprocessing
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.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> - D.McClain, Sr. Scientist, Raytheon Systems Co., Tucson, AZ
> 
> 
> 

Hi,
 
This may not be exactly what you're after, but I'd thought I'd mention
it in case you want to look at it.
 
The compilation manager (CM) for SML/NJ has a parallel and distributed
make option. It seems to use coarse parallelism (multiprocessors, rsh
+ NFS)
 
The manual describes it in section 12
 
http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~blume/SMLNJ-DEV/manual/index.html
 
Fermin Reig