[Beowulf] massive parallel processing application required

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Wed Jan 31 13:28:32 EST 2007


If you want to do a little development and impress your friends,
try playing with pgapack (Parallel Genetic Algorithm Library)

http://www-fp.mcs.anl.gov/CCST/research/reports_pre1998/comp_bio/stalk/pgapack.html

You can develop a GA on single computer then run it on
a cluster.

 --
 Doug

> Any kind system is fine. It all depends on the type of the "application"
> I get.
>
> I thought of password cracking. But there wouldn't be much substance in
> the project in it.
>
> Any ideas? There's got be lots of transaction processing.
>
> When I was working at an ISP we calculated dial-up internet usage by
> useing the large RADIUS log files. The program took quite took quite a
> while to process. And I remember there were many other applications that
> took a while to process such as the bandwidth manager, anti-spam/anti
> virus gateway, traffic monitoring software, etc. Unfortunately I no I
> know anyone who's still working at the company.
>
> Any other real world applications where I can atleast simulate input data?
>
> thanks,
>    Mitchell
>
>
>
> Mark Hahn wrote:
>>> As part of my dissertation, I'm looking for "raw data" which will be
>>> used for massive parallel processing using Beuwulf cluster (with the
>>> use of PVM
>>
>> my "massive", so you mean "embarassingly parallel" (aka loosely
>> coupled)?
>> if so, I'd probably go with password cracking ;)
>>
>>> MPI). I tried looking for e-science raw data (and the computations
>>> required on it) such as bioinformatics, fluid dynamics, etc. but
>>> without any luck.
>>
>> most EP is distinguished by having very little input; sometimes none at
>> all.
>
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