[Beowulf] Is this the J. Dongarra of Beowulf fame?

Patrick Geoffray patrick at myri.com
Wed Dec 24 22:10:48 EST 2008


Kyle,

Kyle Spaans wrote:
> Take that as you will, but for me it only means that Prof. Dongarra is only
> tengentially related to beowulf through NETLIB FORTRAN code. And thusly, probably is
> not a ``mad scientist'' of beowful fame.   ;-)

Jack Dongarra's group has produced a large set of free and open-source 
middlewares that are still widely used on clusters: HPL, Atlas, Lapack, 
Scalapack, PAPI and MPI/PVM at large. This was essential for commodity 
computing to develop.

Patrick
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