Random Number Generation. Was Re: Beowulf Questions

Randall Jouett rules at bellsouth.net
Tue Jan 7 10:21:22 PST 2003

Hello Florent, and thanks for the reply.

On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 02:28, Florent Calvayrac wrote:
> this is certainly much simpler to implement than downloading sprng,
> (on http://sprng.cs.fsu.edu/ )

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

> or just implementing a node-number dependent recurrence formula on each 
> machine, as RGB is also doing. Measuring an MPI latency time
> (in order of several thousands cycles), communicating back and forth,
> and running the same calculation on another cluster to predict the 
> results as you suggest is also certainly faster and more elegant to 
> achieve independence of the streams.

Thanks. The way I see it, if you have latency, you might as well
see if you can somehow put it to good use :^).

> check
> http://www.npaci.edu/online/v3.7/SCAN1.html

Will do. Maybe I might even learn something. Kewl :^).


Randall Jouett
Amateur Radio: AB5NI

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