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From: Amit Kumar Saha (amitsaha.in_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-24 08:11:51

Hi Dirk,

On 10/24/07, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.

Had come across PGAPack some time back, did not spend much time with it
though. But after I am through with some of the theoretical aspects of both
Genetic algorithms, parallel genetic algorithms. I shall definitely start
off with PGAPack

By the way, if time permits could you kindly point me to some relevant
resources you may know of, though I shall turn to Google soon.

Will get back to you after I have started looking at PGAPack.


Amit Kumar Saha
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