Topcluster listing

Brian Haymore brian at chpc.utah.edu
Thu Sep 21 00:29:34 EDT 2000


A concern about the data that is submitted...  I can see from some of
the numbers people have submitted that peak performance is not
consistently being represented.  Not that the data is invalid, but that
some have represented their peak performance based on standard flops
while others have represented them using newer SIMD performance numbers
for both SSE and 3DNow!.  It would be beneficial to have things
consistent so that people viewing the site can find continuity in the
information shown.  I don't know if having the SIMD performance values
in or not is the right way to go, but having a standard would be better
I think.....  I'm sure others will also have opinions on this and I'd
like to hear what others think...

Rajkumar Buyya wrote:
> 
> Hello Erich, (and colleagues)
> 
> Great job. I agree with your concerns. I think, some of our TFCC volunteers
> will be able to help you out in verifying validity of submissions.
> 
> The web page (http://www.TopClusters.org) has been updated as per
> comments and suggestions from Prof. Dongarra. It appears like we are really
> heading towards making all happen.
> 
> ----------- The main update made to the site is --------------
> BENCHMARKS
> 
> We are starting to collect and rank the clusters on the bases of the LINPACK performance results and
> will later include benchmarks for communication and I/O.
> 
> Linpack HPC benchmark url: http://www.netlib.org/benchmark/hpl/
> -----------
> 
> I am sure many members of the list either have their own clusters (mostly built by
> themselves) or have access to them. It will be great to see all of them actively
> making submissions of their clusters to the list. Also, inform about TopClusters.org
> to their friends and colleagues.
> 
> Regards
> Raj
> 
> Erich Strohmaier wrote:
> >
> > Hi everybody,
> >
> > Yes, I set up the prototype in February and announced it on beowulf and
> > tfcc. I have also filled the DB mainly with information I gathered myself
> > from (potentially outdated) web-pages. We have 59 entries right now.
> >
> > Submissions from the web-interface are sent to me. I edit them and update
> > the DB. I hope I have catched up now:-)
> > I hesitate allowing direct update as there is a far amount of 'trash'
> > coming in (such as kids typing in their 'macs')
> >
> > This is a prototype and things are changing rapidly at times. This is why
> > Markus and the other people in the TOP500 project do not have access for
> > updates right now. This will change once the DB structure is stabilized.
> >
> > What we need right now is more active submissions ( I had less then 10
> > sites submitting their info themselve!) as well as feedback to the
> > usefullness of the collected information.
> >
> > Thank you
> >
> > Erich
> >
> > > Erich has set up the database and I guess he also has all the tools
> > > and servers to do this.
> > > >From what I understand is that a submission is sent to him via
> > > email.
> > > I just wanted to get the submission going.
> > >
> > > Markus
> > >
> > > > > I'm not sure how much good this will do.  I submitted two of our clusters
> > > > > well over a month ago, and they've never been added to the list.  So, I'm
> > > > > wondering if anyone is actually maintaining the list.
> > > >
> > > > Hi Roger,
> > > >
> > > > Markus Fischer is one of the members doing work on TOP500 project and I hope he will
> > > > maintaining our TopClusters database/list in the future.
> > > >
> > > > Regards
> > > > Raj
> > >
> > > --
> > > ---------------------------------------------------------------
> > > Dipl. Inf. Markus Fischer     Tel.: +49 621 181-2718
> > > University of Mannheim                Fax:  +49 621 181-2713
> > > B6, 26                                email:markus at markus-fischer.de
> > > 68159 Mannheim
> > >
> > >
> >
> > ===========================================================================
> > Erich Strohmaier                       email:  erich at top500.org
> > Department of Computer Science         phone:  ++ 1 (865) 974 0293
> > 1122 Volunteer Blvd, Suite 203         fax  :  ++ 1 (865) 974 8296
> > Knoxville TN, 37996-3450 - USA         http://www.cs.utk.edu/~erich/
> 
> --
> Best wishes,
> Raj
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Rajkumar Buyya
> School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
> Monash University, C5.10, Caulfield Campus
> Melbourne, VIC 3145, Australia
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