[Beowulf] Utility Supercomputing...

Hearns, John john.hearns at mclaren.com
Fri Mar 1 09:59:47 PST 2013


> Hey team Beowulf,
> I, as most of you, always give a big hairy technical eyeball to any statements that include MPI and "cloud".  I know I'm biased, but I do think Jason does a great job of >explaining "the bench", i.e. never assume raw horsepower until you test it!  Always reminds me of those 1,000bhp motors that are only great in straight lines ;-)  

Ahem! I resent that remark!
Our motors go very well around corners I'll have you know.   
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/105778


But you're correct - raw horsepower is not everything.
As I often say 'Any fool can go down to PC World and buy a stack of CPUs'

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