how many nodes are in your cluster?

Simon Hogg seth at
Mon Jul 8 01:50:58 PDT 2002

I asked a similar question in July 1999.  Look at the archives; for 
messages with "2^N nodes best?"


At 17:47 07/07/02 -0400, you wrote:

>It seems that when many people design their cluster they tend to build
>them with a power of 2 number of compute nodes.  Is this just because we
>are all used to thinking in binary or are there codes (not benchmarks)
>that require or optimize for N=2^m nodes/procs?  If so, what are you
>Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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