[IPython-User] distributed arrays
Fri Mar 4 12:05:07 CST 2011
> First of all thanks for IPython, which I think is a fantastic software. I
> used to work with Matlab but I have switched to Python a couple of years ago
> and never looked back.
> I'm a postdoc working in fluid dynamics and acoustics and have to compute
> Fourier transforms on very big arrays (~ 4GB). I've stumbled upon this video
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa3SHmiXxbw which demos distributed arrays in
> Python. It shows how to distribute an array seemlessly over several
> processors, and how to carry out sevral operations (including the fft). I
> was really impressed. This is exactly what I would need.
> However I haven't been able to find more information on this. I've only
> found this old Trac repository
> but I don't know how to download or clone it. Is the project still active?
> I'd be happy to help revive this.
The distributed array stuff has not moved forward at all and has quite
a few bugs in it. But, here is the latest code:
I would also check out the following:
I am sure these have fftw support, but they are much more stable and
it might be easy to add FFTW support.
> Any pointers would be much appreciated.
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Brian E. Granger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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