August 25, 2005

pyMPI RPM

I’m taking a “cluster computing” class that’s going to be using MPI. The teacher said we had to use C/C++ because those are the only languages we have bindings for. To spite him I went ahead and installed pyMPI, which means I’ve made an RPM of pyMPI. Works for me on FC4. (That is, I can import mpi from Python and it works as expected. I haven’t actually done any MPI work with it, really.) It’s not clear to me whether I need to use the special pyMPI interpreter, or if I can use the normal Python interpreter. To be determined.