[Beowulf] Supercomputers face growing resilience problems

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Nov 22 08:12:44 PST 2012


And on slashdot, as well..
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/11/21/2259233/supercomputers-growing-
resilience-problems

Where it is obvious that the average slashdotter doesn't understand what
HPC with tight coupling is all about, since there are lots of suggestions
about load leveling, and high availability solutions.


Bringing up a topic that this list is well suited to address.

How do you describe the difference between HPC of the type discussed here
and, say, Google's search engine/processing, or Amazon's cloud offerings.
 What, exactly, makes it special?


On 11/22/12 2:03 AM, "Eugen Leitl" <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

>
>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/442703/supercomputers_face_growing
>_resilience_problems/
>
>Supercomputers face growing resilience problems



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