[Beowulf] Hadoop

Mikhail Kuzminsky kus at free.net
Mon Dec 29 08:33:23 PST 2008

In message from Gerry Creager <gerry.creager at tamu.edu> (Mon, 29 Dec 
2008 09:01:21 -0600):
>As for Fortran vs C, "real scientists program in Fortran.  Real Old 
>Scientists program in Fortran-66.  Carbon-dated scientists can still 
>recall IBM FORTRAN-G and -H."

:-) I didn't check, but may be I just have Fortran-G and H on my PC - 
as a part of free Turnkey MVS distribution working w/(free) Hercules 
emulator for IBM mainframes.  

>Actually, a number of our mathematicians use C for their codes, but 
>don't seem to be doing much more than theoretical codes.  The guys 
>who're wwriting/rewriting practical codes (weather models, 
>computational chemistry, reservoir simulations in solid earth) seem 
> to stick to Fortran here.

Our group works in area of computational chemistry, and of course we 
write the programs on Fortran (95) :-) But I'm afraid that we'll start 
here the new cycle of "religious language war" :-)

Mikhail Kuzminsky
Computer Assistance to Chemical Research Center
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry

>Jeff Layton wrote:
>> I hate to tangent (hijack?) this subject, but I'm curious about your 
>> class poll. Did the people who were interested in Matlab consider 
>> Thanks!
>> Jeff
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> *From:* Joe Landman <landman at scalableinformatics.com>
>> *To:* Jeff Layton <laytonjb at att.net>
>> *Cc:* Gerry Creager <gerry.creager at tamu.edu>; Beowulf Mailing List 
>> <beowulf at beowulf.org>
>> *Sent:* Saturday, December 27, 2008 11:11:20 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [Beowulf] Hadoop
>> N.B. the recent MPI class we gave suggested that we need to re-tool 
>> to focus more upon Fortran than C.  There was no interest in Java 
>> the class I polled.  Some researchers want to use Matlab for their 
>> but most university computing facilities are loathe to spend the 
>> to get site licenses for Matlab.  Unfortunate, as Matlab is a very 
>> tool (been playing with it first in 1988 ...) its just not fast. 
>> The
>> folks at Interactive Supercomputing might be able to help with this 
>> their compiler.
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