[GRASSLIST:1702] Re: GRASS on clusters
rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Wed Apr 4 22:01:50 EDT 2001
On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Lars Bromley wrote:
> I'd like to reopen Dr. Rich Shepard's year old message (see below) to this
> list, regarding using GRASS with a cluster. I have a big project coming
> up and am hoping to set up a cluster to help speed up the workload. Have
> any of you experimented further with GRASS and clusters? Messages to the
> listserv indicate that it is indeed possible, but I didn't see if anyone
> had actually tried it. If anyone has, would they mind giving me a clue as
> to how it might turn out? Does it speed things up, or is it more hassle
> than its worth? I am using linux as my OS and will be using Beowulf as my
> clustering software, and have six pentiums to start with.
Some day, I'd like to be able to afford the port. The parallelizing
compiler is very expensive (at least on my budget), but it is do-able. Right
now, I have higher priorities on my GRASS time, and I've not read anything
from anyone else about putting together such a port.
There would be a large time investment, too, to reorganize the code so it
could be parallelized. Candidly, I've no clue what that would require.
Dr. Richard B. Shepard, President
Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc. (TM)
2404 SW 22nd Street | Troutdale, OR 97060-1247 | U.S.A.
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