[Beowulf] hadoop

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Nov 27 07:28:35 PST 2012


On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 04:14:06PM +0100, Bogdan Costescu wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 3:40 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> > Please do not top-post and please trim your replies.
> 
> Thanks for the reminder ! It bugs me too...
> 
> > I would be
> > looking at least for an Exynos 5...
> > ... to process code locally ...
> 
> I'm still not convinced about computational capabilities of ARM cores.

Me neither, but there's always hope that
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adapteva/parallella-a-supercomputer-for-everyone
will deliver something useful early next year. 32 bit floats are
quite enough for me.

> So how about letting the ARM core deal with I/O and adding a dedicated
> computing unit in form of FPGA ? Not suggesting a (GP)GPU to keep in

That would be great, but no longer woud be COTS.

> line with the low power envelope.

Yes, this is basically not something most supercomputer
users would need. It's a dedicated system to store and
reprocess a very large voxelset. It's basically making
a sea of smarter spindles.

Their result would be processable on a classical cluster, 
though.


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