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

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Jan 23 21:09:57 PST 2012


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On 24/01/12 16:02, Steve Crusan wrote:

> 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. 

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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