[Beowulf] Audio simulation as an example of demanding computational tasks

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Nov 6 04:01:06 PST 2012

On Tue, Nov 06, 2012 at 02:24:36PM +1100, Robin Whittle wrote:

> One day I will attempt to do some of the above.  As far as I know, the
> best approach will be to initially use a single server with as many
> CPU-cores as I can get, with as much RAM as possible.  I would split the
> workload up with threads or MPI.  I guess that threads would be more
> efficient and easy to debug, but MPI means the software could work on a
> cluster of such machines - and so be applicable to much larger tasks.

What's wrong with volume-based modelling? The space is finite, 
the resolution pretty coarse, so just model the wave propagation.

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