[Beowulf] 1 multicore machine cluster

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 08:07:44 EDT 2009


in a way arent multicore processors taking for example 4 single core
machines and merging them into one with 1 for core processor?

On 4/24/09, Glen Beane <Glen.Beane at jax.org> wrote:
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> On 4/24/09 3:03 AM, "Jonathan Aquilina" <eagles051387 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> im impressed with the different views everyone has. i dont know how many of
> you would agree with me a multicore processor lets say a quad is 4 nodes in
> one. could one say it like that?
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> I would not.  To me a node is a physical thing.  One or more processor(s),
> RAM, running its own OS instance.  I have a cluster of N nodes with M cores
> per node, or N*M total cores.
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> In your example, N is 1 and M is 4.
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> One thing that annoys me is when an intern working on an MPI program keeps
> saying "node" when they really mean MPI rank since we are long past the days
> where we have a 1 to 1 mapping between MPI ranks and nodes (we don't do any
> kind of hybrid thing where we have 1 multi-threaded process per node).
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> Glen L. Beane
> Software Engineer
> The Jackson Laboratory
> Phone (207) 288-6153
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