[Beowulf] Station wagon full of tapes
jmdavis1 at vcu.edu
Tue May 26 10:59:17 EDT 2009
Jeff Layton wrote:
> I haven't seen the cloud ready yet for anything other than embarrassingly
> parallel codes (i.e. since node, small IO requirements). Has anyone seen
> differently? (as an example of what might work, CloudBurst seems to be
> gaining some traction - doing sequencing in the cloud. The only problem
> is that sequencing can generate a great deal of data pretty rapidly).
After having actually dealt with a station wagon (actually a van) full
of 9 tracks (400-9 tracks, 100-3590s), I thought that I would chime in
and second some of the responses.
Until there is a general access to Lambda speed connections, the
applicability of cloud computing for jobs requiring intercommunication
will be limited. Specific examples of the limitations would include MD
codes and Quantum codes. There are issues, even with sequencing data.
Our sequencers are generating 90 GB every three days. Moving that
information to a cloud for analysis would be painful.
Mike Davis Technical Director
(804) 828-3885 Center for High Performance Computing
jmdavis1 at vcu.edu Virginia Commonwealth University
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." George S. Patton
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