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Re: paralell cellfun 'parcellfun'

From: Jaroslav Hajek
Subject: Re: paralell cellfun 'parcellfun'
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 17:26:38 +0100

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 9:58 PM, Francesco Potorti` <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Maybe this function(s) should be core function(s) of octave since then you
>>> can use multiple cores in nearly each multithread situation (E.g.
>>> simulations with different parameter sets).
>>I'm not that sure, given its limitations. But if people will want that
>>to happen, I have no problem with it.
> Maybe parcellfun could just be implemented inside cellfun, with an
> optional argument or an external global variable telling how many
> processors to use.

The practical problem is that parcellfun is m-file, while cellfun is
compiled. Also, you still want a completely specialized code for
uniprocess calls, so effectively you'd have two functions in one. But
I'm not saying I'm completely against it, just it is premature now.

RNDr. Jaroslav Hajek
computing expert & GNU Octave developer
Aeronautical Research and Test Institute (VZLU)
Prague, Czech Republic

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