[Beowulf] FYI: HPC Server 2008 hits top 25

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 11:52:01 PDT 2008


The latter shows "Windows Server 2008/Red Hat Linux"; I assume both were
used with that hardware, seperately, and it made no difference at all? So
the application overwhelmed the impact of the OS, to as much precision as
say 89.59? Wow.
Thanks,
Peter

On 6/24/08, Galen Arnold <arnoldg at ncsa.uiuc.edu> wrote:
>
> linux
> #14 at 1st appearance on top500 at :
> http://www.top500.org/list/2007/11/100
>
> windows
> #23 at 2nd appearance on top500: http://www.top500.org/list/2008/06/100
>
> compare the performance numbers...you didn't see anything.
>
>
> Galen Arnold
> system engineer
> NCSA
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter St. John" <peter.st.john at gmail.com>
> To: "I Kozin (Igor)" <i.kozin at dl.ac.uk>
> Cc: Beowulf at beowulf.org
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:54:05 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] FYI: HPC Server 2008 hits top 25
>
> MS isn't famous for new development (as scientists see "new development")
> but a few hundred engineers would not be such a big investment for them.
>
> I'd be more interested in a comparison of that many whatever, quad core
> xeon? running linux vs MS's running Cluster Server 2008. CP/M could be a
> pretty powerful OS if it ran on enough nodes :-) and of course I think of
> XP
> as CP/M v.99 (approximately) (although that isn't fair to VMS, the forebear
> of NT)
>
> Peter
>
> On 6/24/08, Kozin, I (Igor) <i.kozin at dl.ac.uk> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > In fact, the world's largest software company currently employs
> > hundreds  of
> > > engineers whose sole job it is to conceptualize and develop new
> > products for
> > > the burgeoning HPC market
> >
> >
> > Oh, really? I hardly see any truth in this sentence.
> > Perhaps "the world's largest"?
> >
> >
> >
> >
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