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

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Tue Jan 24 14:36:14 PST 2012


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On 24/01/12 23:51, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:

> You build a system of millions of euro's alltogether, NCSA having a  
> huge budget and you can't even pay for a few programmers who
> write some crunching code for gpu's????

I was at a meeting at SC'06 where the folks from various large
institutions in the US were bemoaning the fact that there was all this
money for petaflop hardware available but none for programmers or
algorithm development to make apps scale out to the systems.

Just because the scientists say it's a good thing to have doesn't mean
the US government funding people will listen to them..

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    Christopher Samuel - Senior Systems Administrator
 VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
 Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
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