[Beowulf] Mobos for portable use

Lukasz Salwinski lukasz at mbi.ucla.edu
Thu Jan 19 16:29:45 PST 2017

On 01/19/2017 02:09 PM, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beowulf [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Andrew M.A. Cater
> Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:49 PM
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Mobos for portable use
> (I just found that at least a while ago, Xilinx supported clusters for
>some of  their design tools.. Since right now the design I'm working
>with takes an hour to synthesize (on a single machine), I'm going to
>look further - it has been a real rate limiter in the lab, because it
>makes the test, new design, load, test cycle a lot longer.)

it looks like current (vivado 16.4) synthesis program hasn't been
parallelized - it's strictly single threaded and so uses just one
core... :o/  I've recently benchmarked a few i5 & i7 workstations
- there seem to be very little differences (maybe 10-20%) between
CPUs released over last ~4-5 years :o/


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