[Beowulf] Are You Ready for "Intel Cluster Ready"

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 08:17:06 PDT 2007


Doug,
I just want to note: "...[Intel's standard] adds a requirement on the
message layer implementation that differences in the device-level API be
hidden from the application code. *An example* [emphasis mine] of an
implementation of a message layer that meets this requirement is the Intel
(tm) MPI Library..."
This makes me a bit optimistic that other parts than Intel's (hopefully all
parts, e.g. AMD microprocessors) can conform to the standard.
Requiring MPI (as opposed to say virtual machines) is probably a necessary
limitation to the standard's scope. Plainly they don't require any
particular unix. And probably they will want to permit MS compilers to
conform, don't you think?
Peter

On 6/27/07, Douglas Eadline <deadline at clustermonkey.net> wrote:

>
> Intel has announced their new "Cluster Ready"
> program. I have a short write-up with links on
> Cluster Monkey.
>
> http://www.clustermonkey.net//content/view/204/1/
>
> It is an Intel centric spec for clusters. A "good thing"
> in general I think, though I have concerns. (read the post)
>
> Opinions ? (yes a dangerous but worthy question on this list!)
>
> --
> Doug
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