[Beowulf] massive parallel processing application required

Mitchell Wisidagamage 06002352 at brookes.ac.uk
Wed Jan 31 03:17:56 PST 2007

Thank you very much for the fire dynamics idea. I will have a look at it.

I did try to contact many e-science projects including some researchers 
at Oxford. But I got no reply. Then I went to get some contacts from a 
tutor who worked at a e-science project himself. He told me people, 
especially scientists are "very jealous" of their data. And not replying 
is a kind way of saying "no". And there's the problem of "who's this guy 
wanting my data", "what will he do with it?".

I have given up the e-science idea. Now looking for other real world 


John Hearns wrote:
> Mitchell Wisidagamage wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>  As part of my dissertation, I'm looking for "raw data" which will be 
>> used for massive parallel processing using Beuwulf cluster (with the 
>> use of PVM or MPI). I tried looking for e-science raw data (and the 
>> computations required on it) such as bioinformatics, fluid dynamics, 
>> etc. but without any luck.
>> Anyone has any idea of getting some raw data so I can give compute 
>> intensive "work" to the nodes?
> Mitchell,
>   how about running the NIST Fire Dynamics simulation?
> http://www.fire.nist.gov/fds/
> It simulates the spread of smoke and fire in buildings.
> There are some sample input models for download.
> The Smokeview program visualizes the output, which will be a nice 
> demonstration for your tutor.
> But why not just go across to the Oxford E-science centre?
> I know for sure they have one cluster there for handling large datasets!
> Ask them for help in getting a suitable dataset for your project.
> Drop me an email if I can give you any advice, you're in my neck of the 
> woods.

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