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Re: Cluster Multiprocessing
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Date: 2000-11-19 (14:37)
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

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
Fermin Reig