Version of gmake for clusters...

Greg Lindahl lindahl at conservativecomputer.com
Wed Apr 11 15:16:34 EDT 2001


On Mon, Apr 09, 2001 at 02:14:34PM +0100, J.W.Armstrong wrote:

>   Can anyone point me in the direction of a make program which will
> work with slave nodes on a scyld cluster? I.E. compile different
> .c/.f files from a Makefile on different nodes of a cluster. I am
> using the scyld beowulf software.

Are you sure that your compiles are cpu bound? I've seen numerous
people spend time getting a parallel make going, only to discover that
it slows things down. There are some cases (C++ comes to mind) that
are CPU bound, but then your fastest make (and smallest object code)
is often gotten from catting all the source files together and doing a
single compile.

-- g


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