[Beowulf] I'm so glad I didn't buy one of these

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 2 23:48:55 PDT 2014

On 03/07/2014, Joseph Landman <landman at scalableinformatics.com> wrote:
> Now just get all those writing rfps to stop with the madness.  The number
> and it's pursuit are one of the more significant causes of entropy (as in
> waste heat generation ) as I have ever seen.  A dubious metric at best with
> extremely limited, if any, correlation to end user realizable performance.

Absolutely agree. Application level benchmarks for the codes the
system is going to run.
And also put that in as a simple acceptance test - does the cluster
run code X on N processors in the time T you said it would? Wham bam

What are the audiences thoughts on the HPCC benchmarks?

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