[Beowulf] cpu's versus gpu's - was Intel buys QLogic InfiniBand business

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Tue Jan 24 07:52:46 EST 2012


On Jan 24, 2012, at 6:09 AM, Christopher Samuel wrote:

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> On 24/01/12 16:02, Steve Crusan wrote:
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>> Any center that buys BGP (or Q at this point) gear is
>> going to pay for a scientific programmer to adapt their
>> code to take advantage of the BG's strengths; parallelism.
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> The advantage of the BG platform though is that it's just MPI and
> threads, nothing that unusual at all - certainly no need to learn  
> CUDA,
> OpenCL, etc..
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If you don't learn opencl, you're gonna run behind.

Vincent

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