[Beowulf] Vector coprocessors

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Mar 16 11:03:30 EST 2006


At 07:11 AM 3/16/2006, Joe Landman wrote:
>>I would say that there is more potential for a clever soul to reprogram 
>>the guts of Matlab, etc., to transparently share the work across multiple 
>>machines.  I think that's in the back of the mind of MS, as they move 
>>toward a services environment and .NET
>
>:)
>
>   So imagine if you will an LD_PRELOAD environment variable which points 
> a users code over to the relevant libraries which work their magic behind 
> the scenes.  I would be hard pressed to imagine using this for Excel, but 
> could see it for Matlab.


The underlying stuff behind excel could accomodate a distributed backend 
without too much trouble.  That's the whole idea of .NET; it provides an 
abstraction layer so the user application doesn't care or know whether the 
resource is local.


Jim 


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