[Beowulf] Demo-cluster ideas

Skylar Thompson skylar.thompson at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 17:36:00 PST 2016

Hi Olli-Pekka,

When we have LittleFe (http://littlefe.net) out in the wild (which
sounds a lot like what you're trying to do!), GalaxSee and Game of Life
are two favorites:


They're simple enough to be understandable, are visual so even if you
don't grok the algorithm right away you can still get something out of
it, but still complex enough to be a good HPC show-case.


On 02/01/2016 07:57 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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