[Beowulf] Demo-cluster ideas

Prentice Bisbal prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Mon Feb 1 08:11:24 PST 2016


Look up a parallel Mandelbrot fractal generator. I remember doing one as 
a homework assignment in college. Very visual way of showing the 
performance improvement of adding more cores.


On 02/01/2016 10:57 AM, Olli-Pekka Lehto wrote:
> We're in the process of developing a demo Beowulf cluster in the spirit of Tiny Titan (http://tinytitan.github.io/). However, the one we are working on is based on 10 Intel i7 small-form-factor boards with a fairly good per-core compute capability.
> I'd be interested to hear if you have some ideas (or even pointers to code!) for demonstrating HPC concepts to the general public. Especially having an element of interactivity would be nice.
> Couple of low-hanging fruits that we are already looking at are Blender/povray-rendering and porting the existing Tiny Titan codes.
> Best regards,
> Olli-Pekka

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