[Beowulf] Definition of HPC

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Mon Apr 22 10:40:49 PDT 2013

>> understood, but how did you decide that was actually a good thing?
> Mark,
> Because it stopped the random out of memory conditions that we were having.

aha, so basically "rebooting windows resolves my performance problems" ;)

>> I'm guessing this may have been a much bigger deal on strongly NUMA
>> machines of a certain era (high-memory ia64 SGI, older kernels).

and the situation you're referring to was actually on Altix, right?
(therefore not necessarily a good idea with current machines and kernels.)

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