[Beowulf] Off-the-wall: WRF Model and PS3's (or Cell)

Bernard Li bernard at vanhpc.org
Fri May 16 13:51:05 EDT 2008


Hi Gerry:

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 6:48 AM, Gerry Creager <gerry.creager at tamu.edu> wrote:

> Has anyone seen a citation or reference for actually running WRF on a PS3
> cluster?  I've got an itch to deploy a 16-PS3 cluster (gigabit intersinnect
> <sigh>).  That said, it's too much money to squander if there's not some
> indication it'd show improvement over a "normal" cluster.

Just make sure that whatever application you plan to run on the PS3
cluster is not memory-intensive.  The PS3 only has roughly 200MB (I
forgot the exact number) of memory available to Linux.

Cheers,

Bernard
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