Neural network on beowulf - query
scheinin at crs4.it
Fri Jun 23 05:41:48 PDT 2000
Ian McLeod writes:
> I am intrigued by the concept of running a neural network simulator over a
> beowulf cluster of a few friends PCs, but as I understand it from the manual
> and how-to's, this is easier said than done.
> Only FORTRAN can be run in parralel if I read the literature correctly, C++
> will not work (or not well at all).
> Is there any hope for parralel computing?
> Ian McLeod
Since you will not be using shared memory (you mention a cluster
of computers), you will probably use a message-passing language
such as MPI. Message-passing works equally well in any language.
For example, I am using MPI to parallelize a Navier-Stokes solver
written in C++.
However, it is time-consuming to write routines to pass nested classes
so you should arrange that the communication only involves simple data
as much as possible.
Alan Scheinine Email: scheinin at crs4.it
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