[Developers] FW: parallel processing

dave fournier davef at otter-rsch.com
Fri Jul 8 10:11:39 PDT 2011

On 11-07-08 10:03 AM, John Sibert wrote:

I don't know if it is preferred. all I know is I started form scratch 
and had a working solution for
parallelizing the Hessian in 3 days.   I started with the trivial 
attached example. If that works for you
I will add the simple master-slave example.

> MPI may indeed be the preferred tool, but I'm finding it a bit 
> difficult to get started. The docs appear to be little more than man 
> pages. Yesterday, I discovered some doxygen stuff in the source code 
> distro (openmpi-1.4.3). There are some books listed on amazon, but 
> they may be a bit dated.
> There is some stuff on openmpi at 
> http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/~matloff/openmp.html which discusses 
> pragmas. And and an undated book by the same author Norm Matloff 
> http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/~matloff/158/PLN/OpenMP.pdf
> Anybody else have any better docs?
> Perhaps the redmine forum would be a good place to post references?
> John
> On 07/08/2011 06:44 AM, dave fournier wrote:
>> GPU's have been discussed, but not together with MPI like stuff. It 
>> appears that MPI has a lot
>> of effort behind it.  They have incorporated what (for me) were the 
>> superior features of PVM.
>> they also support shared memory which gets you closer to the 
>> equivalent of multi-threading
>> if desired.   Your GPU reference looks promising.
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