On 24 October 2007 at 01:01, Amit Kumar Saha wrote:
| Hello all!
| After some background research, I am soon going to start working on
| "Parallel Genetic Algorithms". When I reach the point of practical
| implementation, I am going to use Open MPI for the purpose.
| Has anyone here worked on similar things? It would be nice if you could
| share some views/comments.
Yes. PGAPACK, developend in the mid-1990s by David Levine while at Argonne,
works perfectly well in parallel under various MPI implementations.
I have been in contact with David and Argonne to coordinate a re-release
under a newer license , but we're not quite there yet, and I have
been the one holding this up. Hopefully more news 'soon' but I've been
mumbling that all summer while I kept busy...
You may want to look at PGAPACK and study it for possible extensions and
refactorings, rather than to start again from scratch.
 The original license is more restrictive than it needs to be, and
everybody is in agreement that a more liberal and understood license would be
beneficial. The MPICH license, suggested by Argonne, works for everybody, and
is the most likely outcome.
| Amit Kumar Saha
| *NetBeans Community Docs
| Contribution Coordinator*
| me blogs@ http://amitksaha.blogspot.com
| Hello all!<br><br>After some background research, I am soon going to start working on "Parallel Genetic Algorithms". When I reach the point of practical implementation, I am going to use Open MPI for the purpose.
| <br><br>Has anyone here worked on similar things? It would be nice if you could share some views/comments.<br><br>Regards,<br>Amit<br>-- <br>Amit Kumar Saha<br>*NetBeans Community Docs <br>Contribution Coordinator*<br>me blogs@
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