Peculiar Problem :Any Help would be appreciated

Robert G. Brown rgb at
Tue Nov 11 19:07:16 EST 2003

On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, Ranjan S. Mehta wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have a serial application, which allws me to hook into itself, using 
> dynamically shared objects ( .so ).
> I wanted to use this .so file to do some parallel processing of the 
> data, which I get from the application at run-time and then feed the 
> results back.
> Now to add more complexity, I have to do it in Fortran !! ( my advisor 
> needs it like that ).
> Has anyone done something like this.  If yes, any help is appreciated.
> If NO,  tell me why it cannot be done.
> Please comment,

I think you'll have to do a better job of describing your program's
expected flow, as I at least am very confused.

You are making a library?  With some sort of recursive call?  You have
to use Fortran (ooo, quel drag, mon!)?  What has this to do with

I can think of lots of ways to implement lots of things "like" what you
may be trying to describe (but not in Fortran, which I took a vow never
to code in again -- unless of course somebody offers me obscene
quantities of money to do so:-).  Most of them don't need shared
libraries per se, which is one of the things I don't understand.  The
other is why beowulf list -- are you trying to invoke this recursion
across a cluster or something?  So that the "shared libraries" live on
different systems?


Robert G. Brown	             
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