[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!)
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