On Nov 29, 2005, at 1:31 PM, I Jonyer wrote:
> I am using the distributed evaluation feature of ECJ. It appears that
> individuals are not distributed most optimally among the evaluation
> nodes. If, for instance, I specify (for the sake of argument) 109
> as the
> population size and I use 10 eval nodes, 9 will have 10 individuals to
> evaluate, and one will get 19 nodes. Is this true?
This should not be the case, but I may have done my math wrong. We
can look into it.
> Also, I may have individuals that finish quickly with their assigned
> individuals (due to the characteristics of specific individuals),
> others will take much longer.
We have a heavily revised version of the distribution code in-house
which handles exactly this (and also handles nodes dying and new
nodes coming on-line). It should be available fairly soon. If
you're hoping to test the code, you could contact myself and Liviu
Panait, ([log in to unmask]).