Talk:Parallel computing

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Application Checkpointing[edit]

Should the paragraph about Application Checkpointing be in this article about parallel computing?

I think it's not a core part of parallel computing but a part of the way applications work and store their state. Jan Hoeve (talk) 19:33, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Fault tolerance is a major (though often overlooked) part of parallel computing, and checkpointing is a major part of fault tolerance. So yes, it definitely belongs here. Raul654 (talk) 20:07, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

I came to the page to read the article and was also confused as to why checkpointing was there. It seems very out of place, and while fault tolerance may be important to parallelism, this isn't an article about fault tolerance mechanisms. It would be more logical to mention that parallelism has a strong need for fault tolerance and then link to other pages on the topic. 66.134.120.148 (talk) 01:27, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Atempting new article: Distributed operating system[edit]


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  The article should (and will) be of substantial size; but is currently no more that scaffolding
  The "bullet-points" are intended to outline the potential discussion, and will NOT be in the finished product
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JLSjr (talk) 01:31, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

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Article quality[edit]

What a pleasant surprise. A Wikipedia article on advanced computing that is actually in good shape. The article structure is (surprise) logical, and I see no major errors in it. But the sub-articles it points to are often low quality, e.g. Automatic parallelization, Application checkpointing, etc.

The hardware aspects are handled better here than the software issues, however. The Algorithmic methods section can do with a serious rework.

Yet a few logical errors still remain even in the hardware aspects, e.g. computer clusters are viewed as not massively parallel, a case invalidated by the K computer, of course.

The template used here called programming paradigms, is however, in hopeless shape and I will remove that given that it is a sad spot on an otherwise nice article. History2007 (talk) 22:40, 8 February 2012 (UTC)