[Beowulf] ever heard of ScaleMP?

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Dec 11 11:22:24 EST 2007


On 11 Dec 2007, at 3:19 pm, <laytonjb at charter.net> wrote:

> ---- Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote:
>> there's a company, ScaleMP, which seems to be selling some kind of
>> kit which enables to fairly large shared-memory x86_64 systems.
>> their website is nearly useless (http://www.scalemp.com/), but a  
>> little
>> more info can be had from SGI, which apparently uses ScaleMP for  
>> their
>> f1200 product (rebadged Ciara?).
>>
>>
>> SGI seems to aim it purely at structural/cfd/crash sims -
>> mainly using Abaqus and related tools.
>
> Abaqus is now MPI capable (the first of the implicit FEM codes that  
> I know
> of). So ScaleMP isn't needed for the newer version of Abaqus.

I've been quite curious to try something like the f1200 as a potential  
replacement for our Altixes, which were bought predominantly for  
running single-threaded large-memory jobs.

Tim


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