parallel and/or synchronous start/run/stop on multiple boxes

MRAB google at
Thu Jan 8 16:47:07 CET 2009

Shane wrote:
> Consider a network of 3 fully-connected boxes i.e. every box as a TCP-
> IP connection to every other box.
> Suppose you start a python program P on box A. Is there a Python
> mechanism for P to send a copy of itself to box B or C then start that
> program P on B or C by running a method p in P? Is there a way that P
> on A could wait for that result?
> Bottom line: we have a number of needs in which it'd very convienent
> to write a phython program, install and run it, so that it could
> automatically propogate itself to wherever the code needs to go and
> run itself so that there could be multiple copies of the code running
> on different boxes with synchrounous (maybe asychronous)
> communication.
A sort of Pythonic virus? :-)

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