[Beowulf] A start in Parallel Programming?

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Mar 13 18:46:38 EDT 2007


At 02:58 PM 3/13/2007, Joe Landman wrote:

>>Pointers? Anathema! I'll bet you even do things like topological 
>>sorts and other stuff out of Knuth, instead of nice clean matrix 
>>math.  If you don't know how big your arrays are and how many you 
>>need before you start, then you don't understand your problem well 
>>enough.  Dynamic allocation is a sign of weak will, or worse.
>
>Egad man... have you not heard of the abuses of the fortran 
>equivalence statement?


heard of them?  I've used them! And it's only abuse if you don't know 
what you're doing. passed down to me as secrets of the guild. Named 
COMMON too.  And what of overlay loaders that actually depended on 
such stuff to pass data from one overlay to the next. (this brings up 
all sorts of interesting memories from 30 years ago)


>>We are piling the wood for the auto da fe right now...
>
>Ah... humor ....

indeed...



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