Re: MPI vs PVM
>>>>> "vince" == Vince Mulhollon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
vince> Kind of like asking what is the best beer, they all work, but individuals
vince> have strong preferences about them...
vince> The "correct" answer is find the open source project that is the most
vince> similar to your task, and use whatever it uses.
This is honestly the truth...
(in our application, which is a higher-level application for
an easily useable/buildable system interactively building parallel
computations for statistical analysis, we've managed to find counter
examples to most of the conventional wisdoms regarding MPI (LAM-MPI
implementation, we hope to add MPICH as well) and PVM. There's a
socket interface as well that we've got as a back end).
(We use R (www.r-project.org) as the workhorse in front of ones choice
of message passing library...).
A.J. Rossini Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
U. of Washington Biostatistics email@example.com
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