[Beowulf] $2500 cluster. What it's good for?
James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon Dec 20 18:21:32 EST 2004
Here's an intriguing possibility for use on a cheap cluster:
Genopt is a generic optimization program. It invokes an external program
to evaluate the cost function, and implements a variety of ways to do the
optimization. Some of these might very amenable to EP execution on a
cluster. (Particle Swarm and Pattern Search for instance).
Some sort of GA might also be a good fit to a cluster.
Genopt is fairly non-optimized. It spits out a text file to your
evaluation/simulation program, then it reads the text file generated by the
evalutor to extract the cost. It's more of an optmizer wrapper around some
James Lux, P.E.
Spacecraft Radio Frequency Subsystems Group
Flight Communications Systems Section
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 161-213
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena CA 91109
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