first beofwul

Mat Harris mat.harris at genestate.com
Thu Jan 2 17:41:37 EST 2003


On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 05:28:06PM -0500, Mark Hahn wrote:
> no, you don't have to use C, or even know the first thing 
> about programming.  but unless you have an already-parallel
> program, you won't get any speedup.  the whole point of 
> compute clusters is speedup (either minimizing the elapsed 
> runtime for parallel programs, or maximizing the throughput
> of collections of serial programs.)  note that clusters are 
> also used for high-availability - failover and the like.
> they're QUITE different, and have very little to do with 
> compute clusters.

ok then so I really need to learn C properly for it to be useful. I am
already a fairly decent perl programmer. Is there anyway I could write an
MPI interface in Perl?

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