[Beowulf] coprocessor to do "physics calculations"
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu May 11 16:58:43 PDT 2006
Nathan Moore wrote:
> This has been done - sort of.
> One of the national labs built a cluster of ~70 Sony PlayStation 2's a
> few years back and tried to do Molecular Dynamics on them - not sure if
> it was viable successful, but Mercury seems to be trying the same thing
> with the Cell chip. (http://www.mc.com/cell/)
> Not sure I'd want to program for 8 cores though...
Think parallel assembler. If you have ever dealt with Cradle
processors, then you have a good idea of what parallel multicore
programming is like.
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