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st: RE: multithreading in Stata?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: multithreading in Stata?
Date   Mon, 21 Oct 2002 18:15:53 +0100

Stas Kolenikov
>
> (This is probably a more technical question to support@,
> but it might be
> of general interest, too.) Can Stata be tuned for multiprocessor /
> multithread environment? My interest is inspired by an
> internal discussion
> inside my department about the use of Beowulf cluster that
> the department
> has access to. As long as Stata is an interpretative environment, I
> suppose there is rather little one could do to multithread it. Am I
> bluntly mistaken?
>
> A clear example of where it would be beneficial is the Monte Carlo /
> bootstrap situations. As long as both are implemented as
> ado files rather
> than internal commands, there would be no benefits from
> trying to run it
> in a multiprocessor environment, I am afraid :(.


David Clayton gave a talk in 2000 showing
some of the possible tricks.

http://www.stata.com/support/meeting/6uk/abstracts.html#h0930

I am not aware that this has been written up
further.

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

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