beowulf in space

Eray Ozkural exa at kablonet.com.tr
Thu Apr 17 19:53:41 EDT 2003


On Thursday 17 April 2003 23:03, Art Edwards wrote:
> Sensor and Fusion Engine (SAFE) in its best case is 96 processors,
> broken
> into 12 bussed groups (the bus a customized Futurebus+) with a Myrinet
> bridge.  The system is small enough in scale to be serviced by a single,
> 16-port duplex non-blocking Myrinet crossbar.  So, 12 of the hubs are
> occupied with the 96 processors, which are of a special design
> (microprogrammable with IEEE 754(?) double-precision floating point
> support). 

!!! My! Maybe I can go to space as a parallel programming researcher after 
all! (^_^)

Seriously, this is pretty cool stuff :) We know what to say when they ask "are 
there supercomputers in space?"

Cheers,

-- 
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