[Beowulf] Definition of HPC

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Apr 15 14:43:12 PDT 2013


On 04/15/2013 05:34 PM, Adam DeConinck wrote:
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> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 05:25:09PM -0400, Max R. Dechantsreiter wrote:
>> An HPC system must be capable of doing something challenging for non-HPC
>> systems.  Granted, this amounts to "grading on the curve" - or perhaps as
>> for pornography, it could said that we know it when we see it. :)
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> It's like Big Data! Which either means "you're gonna need your Hadoop
> cluster" or "it won't fit in Excel!", depending on who you talk to...

Adam wins the internets today!  I like that definition :)



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