[Haskell-cafe] parallel and distributed haskell?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Wed Dec 16 14:25:28 EST 2009

> It looks like there was a recent hackathon focusing on implementing  
> distributed haskell.
>   http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/HackPar
> I feel there is quite a bit of latent interest in the subject here,
> but relatively little active development (compared to erlang, clojure,  
> etc.)

Distributed Clojure?

> Can anyone involved give a quick overview (or pointers to one)?
> It would be good to hear what directions people are taking, and why,
> and where it's going.
>  Personally, I'd love to know the current thinking on a variety of  
> subjects:
> *  erlang-like port/actor implementations v. more implicit constructs
> *  serialization
> *  node failure/error handling
> *  "grid" compatibility v. various ad-hoc cluster approaches.
> Anyone actively looking at this kind of question who would want to talk 
> about it?

The people at the HackPar are behind the main groups doing all the
distributed Haskell work. Parallel/multicore Haskell is a separate
thing, of course, and GHC is long established there.

-- Don

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