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Re: Unix Kernel with Windows frontend?

  • Subject: [mg2931] Re: Unix Kernel with Windows frontend?
  • From: ianc (Ian Collier)
  • Date: 13 Jan 1996 05:30:21 -0600
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  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • Sender: mj at wri.com

In article <4d20al$ejt at dragonfly.wri.com>, Dieter Baurecht
<Dieter.Baurecht at univie.ac.at> wrote:

> Is it possible to use an UNIX (SGI) Kernel of mathematica from a PC where
> the windows frontend 2.2.3 is running?
> 
> How can I setup the win-frontend to connect to the Unix-Kernel.
> I have PC/TCP installed. I can also use X-Windows to run the frontend
> on the SGI. 
> 
> The amount of data, which are stored on my PC, are some times too much
for the 
> Win-Version (16MB + 32MB VM) of Mathematica. In that cases I want to use
my windows 
> notebooks (with ReadList commands on the PC) with the SGI Kernel.
> 
> --
> Dieter Baurecht (mailto:Dieter.Baurecht at univie.ac.at)

Yes, you can connect from the Mathematica Front End running
on your PC to a remote kernel running on a Unix machine.

This is described in detail on pages 103-106 of the Mathematica
User's Guide for Microsoft Windows.

However, your remote kernel will only be able to access data 
files with ReadList if they are on a drive volume mounted on 
the Unix machine.

This is unlikely to be the case for your data on your PC. You
would therefore probably want to transfer your data files to 
the Unix machine first.

I hope this helps.

--Ian

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