[Beowulf] Advice on 4 CPU node configurations
deadline at eadline.org
Tue Feb 8 13:34:36 EST 2011
Although I wrote about the SMP and the Numascale hardware,
I have not yet had a chance to use it.
To me there are two issues worth considering. First,
if you need a big SMP this might be a low
cost solution. Second, should your application
not scale best in a node-based ccNuma system (ScaleMP
or Numascale), MPI is still an option. Indeed, no need
to rewrite the codes. And, management is probably
Of course for large systems, clusters work best.
> On Thu, 2011-02-03 at 09:45 +0000, Hearns, John wrote:
>> Also look at ScaleMP and Numascale
>> Here's a damn good article from Doug Eadline:
>> I must admit though I don't know how far a budget of 30K takes you
> My understanding is that the Numascale cards cost "a bit more" than IB
> cards but you don't need a switch (it's a 3D taurus I think) so it would
> be worth looking into.
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