[IPython-dev] Suggestions for implementing parallel algorithms?

Brian Granger ellisonbg.net at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 02:44:51 EST 2006

Sorry I have been so silent as well.  I have a proposal (about
IPython) due in the next
few days so I have been focusing on that.  I will reply early next
week once things settle down.

I definitely have some ideas (and practical experience) in dealing
with large datasets.

But Fernando, do you think that Hg and subversion would play well
together?  I don't know much about Hg.


On 11/16/06, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Albert,
> On 11/13/06, Albert Strasheim <fullung at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello all
> >
> > On Thu, 09 Nov 2006, Brian Granger wrote:
> >
> > > This sounds like a nice application of IPython1.  Fernando and I have
> > > had a number of talks about this exact issue lately.  One things I
> > > should say before all else.  In spite of there being years of research
> > > in parallel computing and algorithms, there is basically no research
> > > on *interactive* parallel computing.  I am not sure you need your
> > > application to be interactive, but if you do, at some level, you are
> > > in new territory.
> >
> > My application probably doesn't fall into the interactive category at
> > present. But some speaker verification and identification systems could
> > definately be used interactively.
> Sorry for the silence... I'm currently working specifically on all of
> this, for a large production code in molecular electronic structure
> problems.  My private copy of ipython1 has some fixes and enhancements
> to make this easier, and I'm writing a little toy example which I'll
> commit shortly, and which I'm using to find out for myself what the
> 'best practices' should be.  We're all learning here, so I don't claim
> these solutions will be better than anything else, but at least
> they'll come from a production problem, and lots and lots of talks on
> the phone and face to face with Brian.
> Feel free to ping me of off-SVN copies of any of this if you want them early.
> I'm starting to think of using HG for off-SVN development, so we can
> all share dev trees more fluidly while SVN is used only for commits
> ready for public consumption...
> Would you like that?
> Cheers,
> f

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