[swift-users] Swift on a cluster?

Ramakrishna Mallireddy ramakrishna.malli at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 13:01:22 CDT 2016

Sorry for misleading, yeah swift.org is the official site.

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 11:28 PM, Paul Schifferer <paul at schifferers.net>

> This is incorrect. swift-lang.org is a completely unrelated language that
> happens to be called Swift. The official site for Appleā€™s Swift is
> swift.org.
> --
> Paul Schifferer
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> On March 18, 2016 at 10:53:48, Ramakrishna Mallireddy via swift-users (
> swift-users at swift.org) wrote:
> swift-lang.org is official website for Apple Swift Language.
> C, ObjC , C++[need to write C/ObjC wrapper] libraries can be used with
> swift code.
> The swift compiler currently works on mac & linux.
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 10:42 PM, Graymalk Meow via swift-users <
> swift-users at swift.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Two things.
>> 1. Has anyone run swift programs on a cluster?  Is it possible?  You can
>> take that as meaning I am interested in giving it a try. Googling this
>> turns up something super confusing: swift-lang.org
>> Is this the same language?  If it isn't then there is a real naming
>> problem here.
>> My interest stems from a love of the Apple world and wanting to somehow
>> include it in some work I'm doing comparing the performance of
>> multiple languages in parallel systems. But my goal is not to make this
>> particular Swift parallel if it isn't already, so if I can't
>> relatively easily make some parallel programs with it then I'll have to
>> pass. And by relatively easily, I mean...  If I can use it with
>> OpenMPI, OpenMP, or OpenCL (using CUDA or, if I just run it on my Mac, then
>> OpenGL, but the clusters have CUDA) AND if I can at least compile for
>> different platforms (CentOS Linux and Raspbian Linux) then we're in
>> business. Googling is unhelpful because of the two languages one name
>> problem. The CentOS systems are large heterogeneous clusters that don't
>> presently have Swift (either one) on them at all so I might be dead in the
>> water anyway but I might be able to get them to install it if I can argue
>> that it'll work. The Raspberries are just my toy cluster that I have full
>> control over. My Mac beats the crap out of them in performance lol, as it
>> should.
>> 2.  For fun:
>> http://mobile.eweek.com/developer/javascript-most-popular-language-stack-overflow-report.html
>> "Meanwhile, the use of the Swift <https://swift.org/> programming
>> language is exploding, the survey showed. Swift grew faster than any other
>> technology last year, the survey showed."
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