[Beowulf] Re: Sun/AMD HPC for Dummies ebook now as PDF

Joshua mora acosta joshua_mora at usa.net
Wed Jan 13 12:08:31 EST 2010


Hi,
I think you misinterpreted the tittle. It is what it is, "HPC for dummies".
Enough to expose in a plain way to anyone what HPC is, which may not be that
easy to make a good summary of such a broad topic in 46 pages.
It would be great to see though a tittle like "HPC for the next decade" or
"beyond HPC" that summarizes the ongoing investigations/challenges we are
going to be facing. That summary of _balanced (politically
correct)/broad(physics+hw+sw+business)_ ideas though may need similar level of
effort as the effort done on "HPC for dummies".

Regards,
Joshua

------ Original Message ------
Received: 07:45 AM CST, 01/13/2010
From: Bob Drzyzgula <bob at drzyzgula.org>
To: Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org>Cc: Beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: [Beowulf] Re: Sun/AMD HPC for Dummies ebook now as PDF

> FYI, I downloaded this and it is 46 pages of cursory,
> high-level overview of the concept of HPC. It doesn't
> even have any Rich Tennant cartoons. Just about anyone
> would get more out of spending an hour following threads
> out of the Wikipedia High-Performance Computing page. The
> execption might be a manager who doesn't know what the
> term "high-performance computing" means but at the same
> time somehow has a budget to go out and buy and staff
> a cluster -- that person might learn a little about
> where to start.
>
> On the plus side, the registration form seems to accept
> just about any random crap, and didn't even make me check
> the mailinator email address I used to get the download
> link.
>
> --Bob
>
> On 13/01/10 10:37 +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> >
> > http://www.sun.com/x64/ebooks/hpc.jsp
> >
> > HPC for Dummies
> >
> > HPC enables us to first model then manipulate products, services, and
techniques. These days, HPC has moved from a selective and expensive endeavor
to a cost-effective enabling technology within reach of virtually every
budget. This book will help you to get a handle on exactly what HPC does and
can be.
> >
> > This special edition eBook from Sun and AMD shares details on real-world
uses of HPC, explains the different types of HPC, guides you on how to choose
between different suppliers, and provides benchmarks and guidelines you can
use to get your system up and running.
> >
> > https://dct.sun.com/dct/forms/reg_us_1808_222_0.jsp
> >
> > --
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