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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Parallel Mathematica

Writing parallel programs to take advantage of new multicore processors is seen as a very esoteric thing. Jeff Todd of Wolfram Research just sent me a more information about how it can be done with Mathematica 7. In particular I like their mention of higher speed simulation, which can be used for predictive analyses. Note also the ability to scale up to more processors.

' .. With Mathematica 7, you can now write compact parallel programs for any multicore machine, and greatly increase the speed of specific database queries, financial applications, Monte Carlo simulations, image generation, and much more. Built-in features allow you to instantly scale programs up to larger systems, such as a collection of office computers or a dedicated cluster with hundreds of cores ... '

See their video which supplies examples.

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