[Beowulf] coprocessor to do "physics calculations"

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu May 11 16:58:43 PDT 2006

Nathan Moore wrote:
> This has been done - sort of.
> (http://arrakis.ncsa.uiuc.edu/ps2/cluster.php)
>  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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