[Beowulf] Flashmobcomputing

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Mon Feb 23 17:47:27 EST 2004


> Still, it sounds like a fun, demystifying demo that introduces people to
> scalable computing.

demystification is always good.  IMO, the best part of this is that 
it'll actually demonstrate why a flash mob *CAN'T* build a supercomputer.
partly the reason is hetrogeneity and other "practical" downers.  

but mainly, a super-computer needs a super-network.

of course, in the grid nirvana, 
all computers would have multiple ports of infiniband,
and the word would be 5 us across ;)

regards, mark hahn.

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