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Re: Re: RFC. Distributed::Run module (idea & namespace)
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I do not have any experience with the Perl interface, but do use pvm, specifically pvmgmake. It cut our build times down by 500%.
One of its aims is to be hetrogenous, so yes it runs on the major OS's (including windows).
Your question about the main executable is a good one. I have no idea. One would think so...
I agree that it looks like you need to design your application with pvm in mind, but this looks to be unavoidable. I cannot conceive of a general way to add parallelism after the fact: how the spawned processes synchronisation be completely general?
I would be surprised if pvm is not still active (their website is still updated):
Not sure about the Perl interface.