[Beowulf] Erlang as a language for Beowulf applications

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 12:19:50 EDT 2007


HV,
Slahdot just posted a review of a recent book on Ehrlang,
http://books.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/05/1410213
Peter


On 9/3/07, H.Vidal, Jr. <hvidal at tesseract-tech.com> 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.
>
> Any comments?
>
> hv
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