Parallel Python

Nick Maclaren nmm1 at
Fri Jan 12 12:33:18 CET 2007

In article <1168597288.571937.176430 at>,
"Paul Boddie" <paul at> writes:
|> parallelpyt... at wrote:
|> >
|> > The main difference between MPI python solutions and ppsmp is that with
|> > MPI you have to organize both computations
|> > {MPI_Comm_rank(MPI_COMM_WORLD, &id); if id==1 then ... else ....} and
|> > data distribution (MPI_Send / MPI_Recv) by yourself. While with ppsmp
|> > you just submit a function with arguments to the execution server and
|> > retrieve the results later.
|> Couldn't you just provide similar conveniences on top of MPI? Searching
|> for "Python MPI" yields a lot of existing work (as does "Python PVM"),
|> so perhaps someone has already done so. 

Yes.  No problem.

|> Also, what about various grid toolkits?

If you can find one that is robust enough for real work by someone who
is not deeply into developing Grid software, I will be amazed.

Nick Maclaren.

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