[Beowulf] MS Cray
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Sep 17 10:01:54 EDT 2008
Gerry Creager wrote:
> The CX1 looks like something I'd love next to my desk -- with Linux on
> it -- to accomplish testing before I take something to the big iron. It
This is something I suspect you will be able to do. The CX1 may support
Linux (and it wouldn't surprise me if it had that as an option).
> might even allow me to pre- and post-process my data for hurricane WRF
> runs. It's not hefty enough to let me do those runs in the timeframe I
> require otherwise.
Heh... We like the under-desktop experience, with lots of fast disk and
big pipes to the disk. Honestly, this looks like the direction for most
of "smaller" HPC that can run locally under your own control. The big
iron/heavy metal for the large (non-prototype) jobs.
> It's a tool, not a solution.
Yup. Lots of folks get lost in this, thinking that a solution == the
thing they market. Its not. It is just one aspect of things. A
product is a tool. A solution is so much more than that (and usually
starts with a statement of a problem ... otherwise it is a solution
searching for a problem).
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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