[Beowulf] Java vs C++ for interfacing to parallel library

Andrew Piskorski atp at piskorski.com
Sun Aug 20 05:03:52 EDT 2006


On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 04:56:10PM +1000, Jonathan Ennis-King wrote:

> I'm considering writing some parallel code to do fluid flow in porous
> media, the heart of which is solving systems of sparse linear equations.
> There are some good libraries in C which provide the parallel solver
> (e.g. PETSC), but I'm trying to resolve which language to use for my
> code. The choice is between C++ and Java, and although I'm favouring
> Java at present, I'm not sure about its performance in this context.

Why limit your choice to only those two languages?  If using not-C for
at least part of your code is appropriate (as it probably is), then
there are probably many appropriate languages other than Java to pick
from.

-- 
Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>
http://www.piskorski.com/
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