[Beowulf] Re: vectors vs. loops

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Apr 27 00:23:35 EDT 2005



Ben Mayer wrote:

> MPI is standard, UPC has compilers from many vendors (including Cray).
> MPI is installed everywhere and runs everywhere, UPC can run on
> distributed memory and SSI systems, and is currently being explored
> for strengths and weaknesses.
> 
> Heck Matlab might be a good choice. Everything is a matrix AND it runs
> in parallel... now if only our large machine with matlab would be
> stable we could give some more assignments. ;)

Could look at R, Octave, and others.

I won't recount my recent teaching experiences with this, other than to 
sincerely hope that the next major wave (fad?) that sweeps computer 
science departments has some level of applicability to and utility for 
HPC.


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