[Beowulf] Vector coprocessors

Daniel Pfenniger daniel.pfenniger at obs.unige.ch
Thu Mar 16 12:55:04 EST 2006



Karen Shaeffer wrote:
...
> I just talked with Matlab. They sell an extension to the platform that
> enables it to run on a 32 bit Linux cluster -- yes they support clustered
> computing. They claim 64 bit clustered support will be in the next major
> release.

Beside effective speedup of Matlab on cluster, much depends on the
expensive Matlab licensing costs.  If each node requires a full
Matlab license while the speedup scales sublinearly with the number
of nodes, one should IMHO think twice if there is not a better way
to allocate the resources.

	Dan

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