[PD-dev] PD clustering, multicast netsend/netreceive

bbogart bbogart at ryerson.ca
Thu Dec 19 19:42:55 CET 2002

Hello all,

Is anyone working on a way of using PD in a clustered environment? 
High-load objects could operate over a cluster. Ideally it would be nice 
if one could tell any object to run on the cluster, to speed up 
pix_processing or render more complex gem scenes.

I'm really thinking here of PD as a possible graphical interface to show 
the datapaths in a certain work process which may run on multiple 
machines and pass data back and forth. Rather than each object 
representing a machine, each object could represent a job on a machine. 
Well its an idea anyhow. (I'm thinking of prototyping something using 

Anyone written, or interested in, a multicast netsend/netreceive for 
pd?  For those not familiar with multicast this would allow the same 
data to be sent to almost any number of machines simultaneously. using 
only one multicast IP. (If they have a multicast enabled network)

Anyhow I think thats enough ranting for today.


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