[Beowulf] Erlang as a language for Beowulf applications

H.Vidal, Jr. hvidal at tesseract-tech.com
Mon Sep 3 13:46:57 PDT 2007


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.

Any comments?


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