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Re: Parallel computing abilitites in GSL?

On Sun, Jul 07, 2002 at 11:21:33PM +0100, Brian Gough wrote:

> Basically parallel algorithms are outside the scope of GSL, because
> they would require a different design.

Well, actually the idea wasn't to create an underlying parallel level,
that would lead to a redisign of GSL (though that might be cool), but
to create ready-to-be-paralleled versions of some algoritms, and include
them into the distribution, similar to the way GSL makes error-reporting
versions of functions.
Say, it could look like GSL would provide 3 functions
gsl_p_some_function(additional arguments).

The idea behind this is that most of the ready-paralleled numeric
libraries (such as those provided by Numeric Solutions) are not free,
and it would be very good to provide a free software to do this.
GSL has a nice ready base for this, IMO.
But this is no more than just an idea now :)

Regards, Wartan.
"Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are."

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