[Beowulf] python & Lush on a cluster (Newbie question)

C J Kenneth Tan -- OptimaNumerics cjtan at OptimaNumerics.com
Mon Jan 31 07:18:17 EST 2005


Rolando,

I would say the something similar to what Mark Westwood has said.  But
I may also add that nowadays, you will also find C being used quite
extensively.  


Kenneth Tan
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On 2005-01-26 09:56 -0000 Mark Westwood (mark.westwood at ohmsurveys.com) wrote:

> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 09:56:59 +0000
> From: Mark Westwood <mark.westwood at ohmsurveys.com>
> To: Rolando Espinoza La Fuente <rhodas at gmail.com>
> Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] python & Lush on a cluster (Newbie question)
> 
> Rolando
> 
> I know nothing about Lush (or Python for that matter). Here's my off-the-cuff
> opinion:
> 
> Numbers + Clusters => Fortran
> 
> One of the problems you might have using Python and Lush is interfacing to
> MPI.  If your objective is numerical research you might want to avoid learning
> too much about this sort of issue.  With Fortran / C / C++ you can get all the
> components you need off the shelf.
> 
> Good luck with your research.
> 
> Mark
> 
> PS Your English seems pretty good to me :-)
> 
> Rolando Espinoza La Fuente wrote:
> > Hi :)
> > 
> > (my english isn't very good...)
> > 
> > I'll build a basic beowulf cluster for numerical "research" (i hope),
> > what do you think about using python and lush for programming on the
> > cluster?
> > 
> > Anybody has comments about lush?
> > 
> > Better way (language... than C/Fortran) for programming (numerical
> > apps) on the cluster?
> > 
> > Thanks in advance.
> > 
> > PD: If you don't know  about lush:
> > 
> > Lush is an object-oriented programming language designed for
> > researchers, experimenters, and engineers interested in large-scale
> > numerical and graphic applications.
> > Lush's main features includes:
> > * A very clean, simple, and easy to learn Lisp-like syntax.
> > * A compiler that produces very efficient C code and relies 
> > on the C compiler to produce efficient native code 
> >      (no inefficient bytecode or virtual machine)
> > .     ....
> > more info: http://lush.sourceforge.net/
> > 
> 
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