- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg22912] Parallel programming.
- From: "Dr. David Kirkby" <davek at medphys.ucl.ac.uk>
- Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 02:04:30 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Department of Medical Physics, University College London
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
I use Mathematica at work on several fast machines, and at home on a rather old Sun SPARC 20. The latter machine does have the advantage of multiple CPUs, although none are exactly fast (quad 125 MHz HyperSPARCs). Mathematica does not use these multiple CPUs, but I see there is a parallel computing toolkit available now. http://www.wolfram.com/news/pct.html Does anyone know how this works ? I can't justify the cost for a home machine, but given it is all written in Mathematica code (I believe), it would seem that it would not take a lot of effort to implement some of this, for simple matrix problems. My licence allows me to run multiple kernels on this quad CPU sparc, suggesting it would be possible to use the power of my 4 cpus. Any suggestions or thoughts ? -- Dr. David Kirkby Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Medical Physics, University College London, 11-20 Capper St, London, WC1E 6JA. Tel: +44 171 209 6406 Fax: +44 171 209 6269 email: davek at medphys.ucl.ac.uk web page: http://www.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/~davek Amateur radio callsign: G8WRB