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Re: IDL and Beowolf ?

On a slightly different note. My sense is that a great deal of progress in
terms of speed for big applications could be made by having  a translator/compiler
for IDL. I know you can write code to run efficiently in IDL as well but becomes
very hard when you have a lot of branches in your code.  Just my 2 cents worth.


"Steve Smith" wrote:

On 31 Jul 2001 12:53:47 -0700, David Bruhwiler <bruhwile@txcorp.com> wrote:
>dmarshall@ivory.trentu.ca wrote in message news:
>> I just finished reading The Do-It-Yourself Supercomputer by William W.
>> Hargrove, Forrest M. Hoffman and Thomas Sterling in this months Scientific
>> American
>> http://www.sciam.com/2001/0801issue/0801hargrove.html
>> And wondered if anyone had any thoughts/experience with running IDL
>> applications on such a cluster.
>> Dave.
>Hi Dave,
>At Tech-X Corporation, we have prototyped the use of MPI (message
>passing interface) with IDL and have succesfully tested this simple
>prototype on a Beowolf style linux cluster.  Tech-X will soon receive
>funding from the US Department of Energy for further proof-of-principle
>development of this idea.  This next round of development will occur
>over a six month period, beginning in September.
>Tech-X just issued a press release on this subject, and I just posted
>that press release to this news group.

Ugh, I just read your press release, ex-squeeze me for asking to re-post it :^)!

Steve S.

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