exa at ttnet.net.tr
Wed Feb 19 08:16:29 PST 2003
On Wednesday 19 February 2003 15:30, Simon Hogg wrote:
> Is there a rough rule of thumb which dictates when a program (if ever)
> shows superscaling with number of nodes. Of course, I would not expect
> this to carry on ad infinitum, but does anyone see superscalar behaviour up
> to, a certain number of nodes.
> What would be the conditions for this to occur?
If you mean superlinear speedup there is an obvious explanation for this, your
parallel algorithm is smarter than the serial algorithm being used. Note
however that is often not the case and some cache etc. explanation might be
Eray Ozkural (exa) <erayo at cs.bilkent.edu.tr>
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