[Beowulf] Mobos for portable use

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Jan 19 21:11:23 PST 2017

On 1/19/17, 4:29 PM, "Beowulf on behalf of Lukasz Salwinski"
<beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org on behalf of lukasz at mbi.ucla.edu> wrote:

>On 01/19/2017 02:09 PM, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Beowulf [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Andrew
>>M.A. Cater
>> Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:49 PM
>> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
>> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Mobos for portable use
>> (I just found that at least a while ago, Xilinx supported clusters for
>>some of  their design tools.. Since right now the design I'm working
>>with takes an hour to synthesize (on a single machine), I'm going to
>>look further - it has been a real rate limiter in the lab, because it
>>makes the test, new design, load, test cycle a lot longer.)
>it looks like current (vivado 16.4) synthesis program hasn't been
>parallelized - it's strictly single threaded and so uses just one
>core... :o/  I've recently benchmarked a few i5 & i7 workstations
>- there seem to be very little differences (maybe 10-20%) between
>CPUs released over last ~4-5 years :o/

yeah, on further investigation, the parallelized part is the iterative
³try lots of options² which isn¹t much use.

I¹ve got the design, I don¹t need to optimize a parameter.


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