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Re: IDL and Beowolf ?
- Subject: Re: IDL and Beowolf ?
- From: ronn kling <ronn(at)rlkling.com>
- Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 22:06:20 GMT
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in article GGxou8.KBJ.A.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org at
email@example.com wrote on 7/23/01 12:08 PM:
> I just finished reading The Do-It-Yourself Supercomputer by William W.
> Hargrove, Forrest M. Hoffman and Thomas Sterling in this months Scientific
> And wondered if anyone had any thoughts/experience with running IDL
> applications on such a cluster.
I have set up an interface between IDL and PVM (the Parallel Virtual
Machine). You can see a blurb about it at
I have used it for some massive runs that would have been impossible without
the parallel processing. The way I have the code set up you can either run
an IDL save file as a "slave" program or a C or Fortran program as a slave.
If you stay completely with IDL it is even a little easier than regular PVM
as IDL always knows the data type and size so you don't have to explicitly
state these like you would in a regular C (or Fortra) PVM program.
If you are interested in learning more send me an email.
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