Montag, 7. Januar 2008

Python and MPI

SGI delivers the machine with preinstalled linux with kernel 2.6 which of course includes a python interpreter. It is version 2.4.2. Not bleeding edge but pretty up to date. But of course no support of MPI or PVM. So I dabbled in installing some MPI module. Currently there are a handful of MPI modulaes available but most of them seem defunct or dead. Finally I found a simple MPI module in the Scientific Python module by Konrad Hinsen ( which installed itself flawlessly and contains a nice module called BSP aka bulk synchronous parallel programming.

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