[Beowulf] Supercomputing on the cheap with Parallella
deadline at eadline.org
Fri Dec 13 10:31:09 PST 2013
> On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 12:07:37PM -0500, Douglas Eadline wrote:
>> I'm in the queue to get one of these. Of course we have all seen
> Yes, me too.
>> the "A Beowulf Cluster of X gives the masses cheap supercomputing"
>> stories. It has a GigE connection as an interconnect, about which my
>> questions from Adapteva have not been answered in any detail.
> It should be an integral part of the Zynq 7020 SoC, along
> with the ARM cores. The Adapteva guys only contributed
> the DSP cluster-on-a-chip.
> I'm more interested in the cluster kit, which bypasses
> the Gbit Ether
They show what seem to be Ethernet cables and power cords
connected to the 4 board "cluster." They mention
the Epiphany link connector cables, not sure they are in the
>> And then there is the software thing.
> The SDK is available, and they offer
> MPI as well as OpenCL, OpenMP etc.
> Of course the embedded 32 kByte constrain
> your problem size considerably.
I know, I interested to see how well the software works.
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