[Beowulf] Erlang as a language for Beowulf applications

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Sep 4 17:33:14 EDT 2007


At 01:35 PM 9/4/2007, Jim Lux wrote:
>At 01:46 PM 9/3/2007, H.Vidal, Jr. wrote:
>>Hello.
>>
>>I have been exploring a range of technologies for parallel
>>applications, some production-level, some experimental.
>>
>>I am curious if anyone on this list has done any work
>>with the language Erlang and/or considers it viable
>>for scientific apps. It seems to be quite mature, has
>>well developed 'process' based semantics with intrinsic message
>>passing, is light-weight for multi-process creation,
>>support application-level fault tolerance (quite applicable
>>for failures in long computations...)
>>and is production level, though not well known in the US.
>
>
>I know some experimenters are looking at it as the core of a 
>software radio project (dttsp), but I don't know that they've 
>actually got hard core long term experience.
>
>http://www.g3ukb.co.uk/
>
>A query to Bob might be useful.
>

I should clarify.. dttsp is the dsp engine, and srlink is the Erlang 
radio implementation, with dttsp being a (C-language) Erlang node.

Jim


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