[GAP Forum] Question about Random Elements
jbohanon2 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 18:57:59 BST 2009
I have a problem I'm working on that involves trying to find an element
conjugating two subgroups of large matrix groups. As I will likely have
to run through lots of elements (even after some reductions to smaller
subgroups). I want to take advantage of a cluster with multiple
processors, but the way I understand it, if I start gap off fresh and
run Random or PseudoRandom, I will get the same sequence of elements.
I'd like to be able to change the seed based on which instance of the
program I am running. All of the nodes have a shared hard drive, so I
can get an incrementor easily. I just don't know how to set the
randomizer to start with a different seed.
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