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Message passing in mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg99550] Message passing in mathematica?
  • From: gidiko <gidiko at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 06:40:02 -0400 (EDT)

Hello Mathematica Users,

>From what I understand Mathematica does not currently offer "seamless"
support for the message passing paradigm in its parallel offerings (I
mean apart from Link*[] primitives, however even then send/receive-
like primitives should be programmed by the user).

Is there some package supplying convenient message passing API atop
MathLink protocol? (start a "cluster" of workers each given its ID,
send/receive primitives, perhaps collective operations (gather/
scatter)...

In some occasions the virtual shared memory paradigm currently offered
in Mathematica is not convenient when porting parallel algorithms laid
down in e.g. MPI.

Thanks,
Giorgos



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