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Re: IDL and Beowolf ?

Craig Markwardt writes:

> As Steve points out, IDL is not really designed for multi-process
> paralellization.  On the other hand, I do remember somebody (Eric
> Korpela) on the group posting that they had done multi-processing.
> With IDL's new SOCKET functionality, at least there are some more
> options for interprocess communication.

Let's just say threading IDL out to multiple
processors may not be as far in the future as
we think. Keep an eye out here for news of IDL 5.5.

Time to upgrade from IDL 4.0, Craig? :-)



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