[Beowulf] Pony: not yours.

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu May 16 17:07:29 PDT 2013

On 5/16/13 9:50 AM, "Mark Hahn" <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote:

>> I saw some presentation a year or two ago that showed an exascale
>>system as
>> a sphere with the switch complex in the center. It looked very 60s-ish,
>> proto-EPCOTish...
>works for me!  though if you're going to do that, it would be awefully
>tempting to try to do free-space optics.  but again, once you exceed
>the sweetspot for your free-space-optical-sphere-cluster, you have to
>pack multiple spheres, and that's going to be some kind of mesh...

AN interesting concept.. Given the spheres don't pack super well, would
you, in the long run, be better off packing cubes or tetrahedrons or some
other 3d tile-able shape.
>>> yes, I would like to demo your new blackhole-based interconnect! ;)
>> Shouldn't it be wormhole-based? The blackhole-based one will just
>> the data, no?
>I knew I should have just said "singularity" there!

Could be a Kerr solution blackhole with angular momentum

Could be some thing more complex, for which you will need the computer to
figure it out.

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