[Beowulf] Re: thread safe PRNG

Rodney Mach rwm at absoft.com
Fri Feb 11 10:00:00 EST 2005


 > Hi folks:
 >
 >     I need to get a thread-safe pseudo-random number generator.  All I
 > have found online was SPRNG which is set up for MPI.  Anyone have a
 > quick pointer to their favorite thread safe PRNG that works well in
 > OpenMP?
 >
 >     Thanks.
 >
 > Joe
 >

Hey Joe,

Intel MKL has various thread-safe prng that will work with OpenMP. IMSL 
also has thread-safe prng, as does IBM ESSL, ditto for AMD ACML.

-Rod



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