[Beowulf] A sea of wimpy cores

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Sep 17 09:56:13 EDT 2010




On 9/17/10 6:11 AM, "Bill Rankin" <Bill.Rankin at sas.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> "may not be preferable to chips with faster but power-hungry cores"
>> Yeah - bring it on. Specialist computer rooms, flourinert cooling,
>> unusual word sizes, and the HPC expert kept in a windowless room full of used
>> coffee mugs.
> 
> Wow, now *that's* an image.  On the other hand I can't help but wonder if you
> have just shown us the future of GPU-based computing.
> 
> :-)
---
If you will recall the novel "The First Deadly Sin".. The bad-guy is an IT
manager with the computer in a glass temple, with the acolytes wearing
clean-room garb.


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