[Beowulf] hadoop

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Tue Nov 27 05:36:06 PST 2012

Trying to simulate a beowulf cluster at a laptop with everything that  
belongs to it, is pretty much nonsense.

No hard feelings towards Jonathan there, he's excused.

I remember he was 10 years ago living at Cyprus (if i remember well)  
busy exploring the similar things in linux :)

Speaking of a quick learning curve!

If someone wants to lurk around - no one is gonna stop him - for sure  
not me.

On Nov 27, 2012, at 2:21 PM, Peter Clapham wrote:

> On 27/11/2012 13:14, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>> Don't post something ridicioulous like that.
>> That 64MB they use of course as with infiniband shipping a message of
>> 64MB wil get you the full bandwidth over the network
>> and keep number of messages down and infiniband doesn't work at your
>> laptop.
> Hello Vincent,
> These are tunable parameters.
> I think the point the previous poster was making was that he is  
> testing
> the water in a small scale on his laptop to become aquainted with the
> software layer at this point. VM's are a quick cheap and cheerful hack
> that can allow for very rapid proto-typing, even on a laptop, before
> going full tilt on bespoke hardware and rolling out increasingly  
> exotic
> fabrics and pipelines.
> Pete
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