[Haskell-cafe] parallel and distributed haskell?
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.
> I feel there is quite a bit of latent interest in the subject here,
> but relatively little active development (compared to erlang, 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
> * 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.
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