[Chicago] MPI in Python?

Daniel Griffin dgriff1 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 16:14:25 CET 2008

What are you attempting to do with MPI? I write threaded C at work and its
no big chore to use a few globals and locks to get things done.


On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 8:31 AM, <skip at pobox.com> wrote:

> Is anyone using MPI within Python to harness the compute power of multiple
> CPU machines?  I see two MPI packages available for Python:
>    http://mpi4py.scipy.org/
>    http://sourceforge.net/projects/pympi/
> Any idea which of these is "better" for some vague definition of the word?
> Is MPI too low-level?  Is there something higher-level on top of it?  I've
> been playing around with Richard Oudkerk's processing package (see entry
> in
> PyPI: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/processing).  That provides an interface
> very much like Python's threading package, which makes it pretty easy to
> use.  It's not based on MPI though.  A marriage of the two might be nice.
> Any thoughts?
> Skip
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