Greg Lindahl lindahl at
Fri May 10 09:26:05 PDT 2002

On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 09:36:24AM -0400, Doug Farley wrote:

> I was wondering if there were any Papers that had been published relating 
> to trends of Performance of ScaLAPACK or High Performance Linpack on 
> Beowulf type clusters.  I'm interested in specifically if anyone had come 
> up with a course model to predict the Performance (in Flops) of a x86 based 
> Beowulf cluster given a few variables (clock speeds, network type, ram, etc).

It's actually not hard to generate such a model, and it would have
good predictive power. I generally work out what the right answer is
supposed to be before I run HPL.


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