[nycbug-talk] Parallel Virtual Machine

George Georgalis george at galis.org
Tue Apr 11 23:17:05 EDT 2006

On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:57:59AM -0700, Peter Wright wrote:
>> Hey All,
>> A colleague of mine just found something called PVM, which looks like
>> a really interesting problem-solver (cheap and easy distributed CPU
>> use?):
>yea i remember checking it out a while back.  it seemed pretty good if you
>are writing a custom application.  if i remember correctly PVM provides C
>lib's that allow you to pass messages via network sockets to your cluster
>for computation.  unfortunatly, i was never in a situation where i could
>use it.

I think it was shipped in the redhat desktop since 6.0 or 6.1.
But I've never seen it running. Think pov-ray mentioned it before,
but now there's http://www.instant-grid.org/ or Sun Grid Engine 
and others...

// George

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