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Interacting with a Running FuncX Instance

Dennis Gannon, School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, Indiana University
19 January 2021
This short report is an addendum to the report “A Look at Parsl and FuncX: Two Excellent Parallel Scripting Tools for Clouds and Supercomputers.” At the conclusion of that report it was stated that one of the missing pieces of our analysis was a description of how distributed FuncX function instances can communicate with other objects to handle remote interactions or to process streaming data. Here is another way to state the problem. FuncX gives...

A Look at Parsl and Funcx: Two Excellent Parallel Scripting Tools for Clouds and Supercomputers

Dennis Gannon, School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, Indiana University
11 January 2021
In 2019, Yadu N Babuji, Anna Woodard, Zhuozhao Li, Daniel S. Katz, Ben Clifford, Rohan Kumar, Lukasz Lacinski, Ryan Chard, Justin Michael Joseph Wozniak, Michael Wilde and Kyle Chard published a paper in HPDC ’19 entitled Parsl: Pervasive Parallel Programming in Python. I have been looking forward to finding the time to dig into it and give it a try. The time did arrive and, as I started to dig, I discovered some of this...