[Beowulf] Maker2 genomic software license experience?

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Sat Nov 10 06:18:11 PST 2012



On 11/9/12 7:39 AM, "Joe Landman" <landman at scalableinformatics.com> wrote:

>On 11/09/2012 08:06 AM, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
>> Maybe that's why you need a cluster...
>> Rather than spend labor time making the code faster, just buy a faster
>> machine  (assuming Amdahl's law doesn't bite you).  Especially for some
>> specialized domain areas, there may not be more labor time available to
>> buy, at any price.
>>
>> I don't know how sophisticated they are, but python does do some sort of
>> compilation, just like matlab and octave do, it's just done on the fly.
>> So it's not like you're going to interpret the inside of the loop over
>>and
>> over again.
>
>Hmmm ... I thought it was an interpreter throughout.  Perl and Perl6 are
>compiled, Ruby is purely interpreted.  Java is compiled (in the same way
>Perl is).  Pythons performance is much closer to Ruby than Java/Perl.

Semicompiled to bytecode, executed by a VM of sorts.  I don't know much
about it.. I assume all the lexical analysis has been done, but I don't
know whether things like binding variables and such is done.

>
>Someone was working on an LLVM based static compiler for Python at one
>point.
>
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