[Haskell-cafe] Distributing Haskell on a cluster

Andrew Cowie andrew at operationaldynamics.com
Mon Mar 16 00:06:31 UTC 2015

Bit of a whinger from left-field, but rather than deploying a Main script
and then using GHCi, have you considered compiling the program and shipping

Before you veto the idea out of hand, statically compiled binaries are good
for being almost self-contained, and (depending on what you changed) and
they rsync well. And if that doesn't appeal, then consider instead building
the Haskell program dynamically; Hello World is only a couple kB; serious
program only a hundred or so.

Anyway, I know you're just looking to send a code fragment closure, but if
you're dealing with the input and output of the program through a stable
interface, then the program is the closure.

Just a thought.


On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 9:53 AM felipe zapata <tifonzafel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have posted the following question on stackoverflow, but so far I have
> not received an answer.
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29039815/distributing-haskell-on-a-cluster
> I have a piece of code that process files,
> processFiles ::  [FilePath] -> (FilePath -> IO ()) -> IO ()
> This function spawns an async process that execute an IO action. This IO
> action must be submitted to a cluster through a job scheduling system (e.g
> Slurm).
> Because I must use the job scheduling system, it's not possible to use
> cloudHaskell to distribute the closure. Instead the program writes a new
> *Main.hs* containing the desired computations, that is copy to the
> cluster node together with all the modules that main depends on and then it
> is executed remotely with "runhaskell Main.hs [opts]". Then the async
> process should ask periodically to the job scheduling system (using
> *threadDelay*) if the job is done.
> Is there a way to avoid creating a new Main? Can I serialize the IO action
> and execute it somehow in the node?
> Best,
> Felipe
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