[Beowulf] Vector coprocessors
jlb17 at duke.edu
Thu Mar 16 12:33:14 EST 2006
On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 at 12:08pm, Jeffrey B. Layton wrote
> For MPI communication you might look at interactive supercomputing.
> Their product, Star-P, provides a bridge between MATLAB and clusters.
> It looks pretty cool (I've seen a demo).
Star-P does look pretty nice. For now, though, ISC is not selling Star-P
directly, but only via resellers (mainly SGI) and only for Altix.
> As for Clearspeed and MATLAB, I'm sure they are talking. One of the
> bottlenecks is getting a complete BLAS/LAPACK library that is tuned
> for the hardware. Then you could use the Clearspeed card for computing.
> As other people have mentioned, the other bottleneck is getting data to
> and from the card.
They claim (on the PDFs on the site) to already have Level 3 BLAS and FFTW
working, both of which Matlab uses.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
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