[Beowulf] HPC fault tolerance using virtualization

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Wed Jun 17 14:52:23 EDT 2009


> Believe it or not, but most HPC sites do not use MPI.  They are all batch
> systems where storage I/O is the bottleneck.  However, I have tested MPI

out of curiosity, why do you call this sort of thing HPC?
I think "batch" or perhaps "throughput" covers it, but why _high_performance_,
if in fact it composed of all routine-performance pieces?

thanks, mark hahn.
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