Sandia releases Cplant software
bari at onelabs.com
Sat Jun 9 03:02:11 EDT 2001
Brian Atkins wrote:
> Claims to be more scalable than traditional beowulf tactics
From the news release:
"dramatically extends the capability of researchers to modularly
assemble large blocks of off-the-shelf computer components"
"While other cluster software may run faster, none exceed the Cplant
system software's ability to help off-the-shelf processors work together
in large numbers."
OK, so what's this suppose to mean?? It doesn't make cluster software
run faster, it just helps their ability to work together in large numbers.??
If it doesn't run the code faster, what does it do to make processors
exceed in their ability to work together? Are they trying to say it
increases the efficiency of the internetworking clusters? I wonder how
this article would read if someone who knew what was going on with the
Cplant software actually wrote the news release.
Can anyone comment on the what the Cplant system software actually does
that is of benefit to the performance of clusters?
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