[Beowulf] Maker2 genomic software license experience?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Fri Nov 9 07:39:23 PST 2012


On 11/09/2012 08:06 AM, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
> Maybe that's why you need a cluster...
> Rather than spend labor time making the code faster, just buy a faster
> machine  (assuming Amdahl's law doesn't bite you).  Especially for some
> specialized domain areas, there may not be more labor time available to
> buy, at any price.
>
> I don't know how sophisticated they are, but python does do some sort of
> compilation, just like matlab and octave do, it's just done on the fly.
> So it's not like you're going to interpret the inside of the loop over and
> over again.

Hmmm ... I thought it was an interpreter throughout.  Perl and Perl6 are 
compiled, Ruby is purely interpreted.  Java is compiled (in the same way 
Perl is).  Pythons performance is much closer to Ruby than Java/Perl.

Someone was working on an LLVM based static compiler for Python at one 
point.

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