[Beowulf] Can one Infiniband net support MPI and a parallel filesystem?

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Aug 13 22:48:48 PDT 2008

----- "Gus Correa" <gus at ldeo.columbia.edu> wrote:

> One reason not mentioned is serial programs.
> Well a cluster is to run parallel jobs.

Hmm, a cluster is to run HPC codes, there are plenty of
legitimate single CPU codes to solve embarrassingly
parallel problems! :-)

> and an average of about 75% use of its maximum capacity
> I couldn't find usage data of other public, academic, or industry 
> machines to compare.

It appears we've averaged almost 77% utilisation
since the beginning of 2004 (when our current usage
system records begin).

Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
 The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
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