[Beowulf] Erlang as a language for Beowulf applications

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Sep 4 13:35:53 PDT 2007

At 01:46 PM 9/3/2007, H.Vidal, Jr. wrote:
>I have been exploring a range of technologies for parallel
>applications, some production-level, some experimental.
>I am curious if anyone on this list has done any work
>with the language Erlang and/or considers it viable
>for scientific apps. It seems to be quite mature, has
>well developed 'process' based semantics with intrinsic message
>passing, is light-weight for multi-process creation,
>support application-level fault tolerance (quite applicable
>for failures in long computations...)
>and is production level, though not well known in the US.

I know some experimenters are looking at it as the core of a software 
radio project (dttsp), but I don't know that they've actually got 
hard core long term experience.


A query to Bob might be useful.

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