[racket] Some MPI code

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Sep 30 17:15:17 EDT 2013

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 3:06 PM, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:44 PM, Jay McCarthy <jay.mccarthy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sorry Grant, I don't understand what you mean. Is it a basic starting
>> point on what? It looks to me like it tries to do the same thing as
>> the OpenMPI package:
>> https://pkg.racket-lang.org/info/openmpi
>> But I'm not sure. Is there something else it does? Is the openmpi
>> package insufficient in some way for you?
> Sorry I wasn't very detailed on the overview
> A few years ago I wanted to do a proof of concept for how it might
> look to teach MPI using PLT Scheme rather than C (which is generally
> just fine but for most of the students it was an obstacle). Pretty
> sure that you helped me out with the bindings or some other kind soul
> did.
> What I ended up building was a basic, full and complete example do a
> kind of hello-world type app with PLT Scheme and MPI that someone
> could run on a cluster to see it all working with helper shell scripts
> and everything.
> If the bindings had been complete way back then and my deadline not so
> near then I would have cut over my example. I forgot about the whole
> thing and unearthed it recently, and just wanted to share a full,
> basic, working example. Wasn't my intent to say openmpi isn't good and
> useful.

Okay, good to know. At for what it's worth, I was trying to imply I
was offended. I just don't actually use openmpi anymore, so I don't
have a sense of how useful it is, since I'm not employing it
regularly. I was vaguely worried, that's all.



Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

"The glory of God is Intelligence" - D&C 93

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