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From: Dirk Eddelbuettel (edd_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-23 16:21:48


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 [1], 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.

Cheers, Dirk

[1] 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.

| Regards,
| Amit
| --
| Amit Kumar Saha
| *NetBeans Community Docs
| Contribution Coordinator*
| me blogs@ http://amitksaha.blogspot.com
| URL:http://amitsaha.in.googlepages.com
| Hello all!<br><br>After some background research, I am soon going to start working on &quot;Parallel Genetic Algorithms&quot;. 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@
| http://amitksaha.blogspot.com<br>URL:http://amitsaha.in.googlepages.com
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