[IPython-dev] Kernels and parallel support?

MinRK benjaminrk at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 14:19:53 EDT 2014

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 10:58 AM, Doug Blank <doug.blank at gmail.com> wrote:

> After reading:
> http://ipython.org/ipython-doc/dev/parallel/parallel_intro.html
> and related pages, I am unsure what the relationship between parallel
> processing and kernels are. Can external kernels be used in a parallel
> environment? Or is this part of IPython python-kernel specific? Does
> it use ZMQ messages?

Depends what you mean by 'external'. You can start engines at any time on
any machine, and they can join a cluster.  Yes, IPython.parallel uses zmq.


> Thanks for any additional data,
> -Doug
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