[Beowulf] Vector coprocessors

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Mar 16 14:32:03 EST 2006


We're bringing it up on a small Dell cluster here.  I'll let y'all know 
how it's going but last I heard my sysadmin was not happy with it...

gerry

Karen Shaeffer wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 09:04:32AM +0100, Daniel Pfenniger wrote:
> 
>>The possibly most interesting niche for the Clearspeed cards appears to me
>>accelerating proprietary applications like Matlab, Mathematica and 
>>particularly
>>Dan
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> http://www.mathworks.com/products/distribtb/index.html?fp
> 
> Now I don't know how well this clustering feature is architected, but they
> are selling it. Has anyone used it on 32 bit nodes?
> 
> I have it in my NRE budget for this spring and would appreciate any
> information about it's performance. While I really want the 64 bit
> clustering capability, I can just upgrade when it is released.
> 
> Thanks,
> Karen

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