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Date: 2008-07-14 (11:32)
From: J C <jhc0033@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] thousands of CPU cores
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 4:35 AM, Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com> wrote:

> OCaml already has OS native threads (albeit with a global lock), already
> supports OpenMP and can already be used to write parallel programs that
> exploit multiple cores.
> ...
> Incidentally, MP is good for distributed parallelism but fails to take
> advantage of shared memory (with a concurrent GC).

I think you are confusing stuff. OpenMP is a shared-memory API, MPI is
a message-passing interface, OpenMPI is one implementation of the
latter, OCamlMPI is another. OCaml has little to do with OpenMP
though. Am I wrong?