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Date: 2007-09-19 (13:18)
From: Zheng Li <li@p...>
Subject: Re: Can coThreads be used for message passing architecture?


Erik de Castro Lopo <> writes:
> Jan Kybic wrote:
>> I have had only a quick look at the web page but I did not understand
>> whether and how can coThreads be used on a cluster of independent
>> computers (Beowulf-style) that are only connected by network (no
>> shared memory) for which I normally use MPI (message passing). 
>>From the TODO file, it seems that the networker engine is not yet 
> complete which means the answer to your question is no (at least
> for now).
Yes, he is right. What you're thinking about is the networker engine. It is not
available for now but planned for the future. You'll still be able to have
shared memory through STM, though the communication cost will be larger. 

The implementation is no more difficult than the process engine, on the
contrary it can reuse most of the techniques developed with process
engine. But I'm kind of busy in this period, and won't be able to start the
implementation right now.

Zheng Li