[Beowulf] Definition of HPC

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon Apr 15 15:16:26 PDT 2013


> "A high-performance computing system is designed to use one or more 
> computers to achieve the maximum performance possible on a particular 
> computational task."

I may have to add the "to achieve the maximum performance possible on a particular computational task" to my definition. I like it. It makes a distinction between an old slow laptop with bloatware and viruses on and one that, you know, is actually getting work done.

--
One might consider Matlab in its recent incarnations as bloatware  (300 MB runtime system!)


More information about the Beowulf mailing list