[Beowulf] Beowulf Application in the Sciences
mwill at penguincomputing.com
Thu Sep 23 12:12:49 PDT 2004
I would love to read something about currently available fast interconnects
from different vendors. (i.e. Infiniband from Infinicon, Mellanox, Voltaire, ...)
and how they are supported by the various beowulf distributions (Rocks, Scyld, ...)
together with a backgrounder on OpenIB and on which applications require a
lot of interprocess communication. (FFT...).
Sounds like a ressource intensive research task though ;-)
On Thursday 23 September 2004 06:21 am, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Jeff Layton wrote:
> > Robert G. Brown wrote:
> > >(Damn, I need to just put these replies straight into my CWM column.
> > >Kill two birds with one stone, so to speak;-).
> > >
> > Hey! That's my job! I'm forming a union to protect myself from the
> > original posters!
> Sigh. Fine, fine, back to the salt mines. Wonder what to write about
> for December (already slightly overdue:-). More networking benchmark
> tools? Benchmark tools in general? wulfware (saving that one for a
> rainy day;-)?
> Work, work, work. And there is a big grid project in the proposal
> writing stage here that I'm helping on, and it too is amazingly
> demanding as we try to wheedle resources from the university to make the
> NSF happy while utilizing NSF-purchased resources within the university
> in some way that makes them equally happy strategic-vision-wise. Happy,
> happy, happy.
> Maybe I'll write about that. Naaa, that's too depressing and sad a
> topic and would leave the readers weeping...
> > Jeff
> > --
> > Dr. Jeff Layton
> > Aerodynamics and CFD
> > Lockheed-Martin Aeronautical Company - Marietta
> Robert G. Brown http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/
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