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Parallel Computing Toolkit 2.1 now available

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  • Subject: [mg78120] Parallel Computing Toolkit 2.1 now available
  • From: Wolfram Research <newsdesk at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 07:11:47 -0400 (EDT)

Parallel Computing Toolkit 2.1 is now available and fully 
compatible with Mathematica 6. The package implements many 
programming primitives for writing and controlling parallel 
Mathematica programs, as well as high-level commands for common 
parallel operations. The new version supports Mathematica's 
latest graphics features and data sources, and allows multiple 
Mathematica 6 and Mathematica 5.2 kernels to work together to 
solve large-scale problems.

Features include:
* Efficient, adaptive load balancing
* Support for ad-hoc clustering, allowing users to take advantage 
  of sitewide Mathematica installations
* Machine-independent portable code development
* User-programmable scheduling for problem-specific adaptation
* Automatic failure recovery and reassignment of stranded 
  processes
* Speculative parallelization for nondeterministic problems
* Improved configuration of remote Mathematica kernels
* PC-based simulation and testing of parallel applications

Parallel Computing Toolkit 2.1 is available for all Mathematica 
platforms and requires Mathematica 6 for the master process. 
Remote kernel processes require Mathematica 5.2 or higher.

More information about Parallel Computing Toolkit is available at:
http://www.wolfram.com/pct


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