[Beowulf] Broadcast - not for HPC - or is it?

Daniel Kidger daniel.kidger at bull.co.uk
Fri Oct 8 07:36:16 EDT 2010

> It's been an interesting thread, but I think I've come to the
> conclusion that, except for a few financial market uses, such a device
> is not really useful for bewoulf or HPC as the MISD model doesn't seem
> to be of much practical use unless you can get something cute for
> virtually free to suit occaisonal use like those mentioned earlier
> such as the PAPERS or integrated Blue Gene.
>   --Matt.
So if you want another offbeat idea on how to do broadcast on a large 
cluster  - what about wireless ?
(although again, you can't get realistically reliable transport with 
checking acks )


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