parallel computing - obsolete functions?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg111027] parallel computing - obsolete functions?*From*: Sebastian <sebhofer at gmail.com>*Date*: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 08:17:07 -0400 (EDT)

Hi all, I'm starting to look into parallel computing with Mathematica. Unfortunately the documentation is not very helpful and, put mildly, confusing. It seems that a lot of information has been lost in the transition from v.6 to v.7 where some functionality has been moved from the Parallel Computing Toolkit to core Mathematica. If anyone could provide pointers on the following questions I would be very grateful... 1) The functionality from the legacy PCT is still there (in various packages), but some of them (or all?) may be obsolete. Does anybody know which functions/packages one should/should not use? 2) The PCT documentation is still only but I where can I find the corresponding example nbs? 3) Is there any other information/tutorial available about parallel computation with Mathematica? TIA, Sebastian P.s.: Oh, and btw, is it just me or is it common that the documentation provided by the Documentation center does not match the information on the Wolfram website?