[Beowulf] Nvidia Tesla GPU clusters?

Jon Forrest jlforrest at berkeley.edu
Wed Jul 18 15:34:15 PDT 2007

Toon Knapen wrote:
>> http://www.nvidia.com/object/tesla_computing_solutions.html
> Anyone can point me to more information about the 'thread execution 
> manager' and how threads can enable getting optimal performance out of 
> this hardware ?

This is a good question. When word first came out about using GPUs
for regular computation I sent a message to comp.arch (which is pretty
much a wasteland these days) asking how jobs were going to be
scheduled on a GPU. Nobody knew. I would think this would be
especially important if the same GPU were going to be used
for graphics display and HPC computations. Even if it would only
be used for HPC computations its resources will have to be scheduled
one day. Maybe it could be scheduled as a asymetric MP, which
certain tasks, e.g. the graphics and HPC tasks, having affinity to
the GPU.

Jon Forrest
Unix Computing Support
College of Chemistry
173 Tan Hall
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
jlforrest at berkeley.edu

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