[Beowulf] Parallel Development Tools

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Tue Oct 16 20:34:38 EDT 2007


Quote...
"Three things in life a man must do,
Before his days are done.
Write two lines of APL...
And make the sucker run."

OK, so it's not PL-I but APL was another interesting beast.  A friend 
had written an entire StarTrek game, including a 3d universe, in APL and 
we wasted cycles waiting for long jobs on the Amdahl 470v6 to complete 
that way...

Ellis Wilson wrote:
> Wow, PL-I, I'm learning about that in my language design class.  While 
> it brought a bunch of new items to the computing field, can't say I'm 
> upset I didn't code in it :).
> 
> Sorry guys, I came into existence just about the time the internet was 
> opened up from just NSF to commercial interest, so punch cards are a 
> little out of my league.  I must say though, this certainly beats the 
> heck out of a history of computing languages class any day!
> 
> Ellis
> 
> */Gerry Creager <gerry.creager at tamu.edu>/* wrote:
> 
>     Didn't you have a tic-tac-toe game on punch cards written in PL-1?
> 
>     John Leidel wrote:
>      > Friends don't let friends play tic-tac-toe using punchcards :-)
>      >
>      > On Tue, 2007-10-16 at 11:20 -0700, David Mathog wrote:
>      >> Jim Lux wrote
>      >>
>      >>> and, as we all know, real developers
>      >>> use paper: tape, tab cards, or, if they must, teletype rolls.
>      >> You forgot paper tape. (Most people who used it probably wish they
>      >> could forget it too!)
>      >>
>      >> Anyway, all of the tools you mentioned are for wimps - real
>      >> programmers load code directly into memory using the toggle
>      >> switches on the front of the computer.
>      >>
>      >> Regards,
>      >>
>      >> David Mathog
>      >> mathog at caltech.edu
>      >> Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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