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Re: "Parallelize" and Symbolic computation

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  • Subject: [mg100632] Re: "Parallelize" and Symbolic computation
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 05:31:22 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
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a) you will probably need more memory with parallel execution
b) no it work for any algorithm, but you should have a problem with
    few input data, few output data and a huge number of operations on it
c) with computers you have in many cases the choice speed xor memory.
    Since parallel computing is for speed, you need probably more memory


John Hattersley wrote:
> Hi All,
> I apologies if this is an idiotic question.  Essentially, I've a complex
> Taylor series expansion that keeps running out of memory and as I've
> upgraded to Mathematica 7 of late, and we've a few machines idling away, I
> was wondering if the parallel stuff could help.
> The documentation for Parallel Tools hints that it's only applicable for
> numeric problems, but doesn't state that symbolic is out of the question.
> At a recent Mathematica demo I went to recently it was suggested that the
> parallel architecture didn't exclude all symbolic calculations.  Has anyone
> seen any documentation on this?  Or have any experience of it?
> Thanks,
> JHatt

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