[Beowulf] Roadrunner shutdown

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Apr 4 20:48:10 PDT 2013


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On 05/04/13 00:22, Prentice Bisbal wrote:

> Actually, that's a naive argument. The Blue Gene architecture uses
>  standard MPI and support C, C++, Fortran, and Python, so any MPI 
> compliant program written in any of those languages, which will
> also run just fine on a Blue Gene, with no porting necessary - just
> compile the code for the BG processors using GCC or the IBM XL
> compilers.

I'll echo that experience, but with the (usual) caveat that the wild
and wacky world of scientific software build systems can often get in
the way of "just compile the code".  That's not really anything to do
with the code itself though.

But yes, sometimes it really does "just work".

cheers,
Chris
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