[Beowulf] A start in Parallel Programming?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue Mar 13 19:44:58 EDT 2007


Greg Lindahl wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 05:58:53PM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
> 
>> If your need for speed increases faster than Moore's law will give you 
>> performance for,
> 
> ... clusters have been getting bigger, and thus for many apps,
> sustained performance has been growing faster than Moore's Law for
> quite some time.

This is a simple multiplicative factor out front of the processing power 
curve.  The problem is with disciplines whose data sets and 
corresponding processing needs are growing faster than this, usually 
along exponentials with larger time constants.


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