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Re: Octave and multi-processors

From: José Luis García Pallero
Subject: Re: Octave and multi-processors
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:45:10 +0100

2017-01-13 18:32 GMT+01:00 Clinton Winant <address@hidden>:
> I use octave to run fluid mechanics flow solvers.  These codes rely heavily
> on fft and the related scripts. In the development phase, I don't include
> parallel coding.  As I keep an eye on a system monitor during execution I
> notice that for long periods nearly all the processors are busy, when no
> other processes (that I know of) are running apart from my octave
> simulation.  Is octave clever enough to know how to use several processors?
> Are details described anywhere?

Octave uses FFTW or FFTPACK for FFT computations
so if these libraries are compiled for multiprocessing environments
the computations will be performed in parallel

> This is a good occasion to thank Octave developers for 4.2.0  I rely heavily
> on graphics, and have found the OpenGL toolkit to be almost foolproof, with
> great enhancements.  I have moved to make a contributions
> Thanks Octave Team
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José Luis García Pallero
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