[Beowulf] HPC workflows

Michael Di Domenico mdidomenico4 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 04:51:06 PST 2018

On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 9:50 PM Gerald Henriksen <ghenriks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Nov 2018 16:26:42 +0100, you wrote:
> If on premise HPC doesn't change to reflect the way the software is
> developed today then the users will in the future prefer cloud HPC.
> I guess it is a brave new world for on premise HPC as far as that the
> users now, and likely more in the future, will have alternatives thus
> forcing the on premise HPC to "compete" in order to survive.

this seems a bit too stringent of a statement for me.  i don't dismiss
or disagree with your premise, but i don't entirely agree that HPC
"must" change in order to compete.  We've all heard this kind of stuff
in the past if x doesn't change y will take over the world!  I'm sure
we could come up with a heck of a list.  there is, and i believe will
always be, a large percentage of the "HPC" population that doesn't get
counted on the Top500 list and will not or can not use the cloud.

i also believe these are two separate issues.  in my opinion, how code
is developed shouldn't really have anything to do with how an HPC
resource is run.  having said that however, i suspect in a few years
there's going to be an "HPC Code" revolution.  The generic code base
is getting too complicated, (ie look at the mess openmpi has become)

"It's a machine, Schroeder. It doesn't get pissed off. It doesn't get
happy, it doesn't get sad, it doesn't laugh at your jokes. It just
runs programs." (Newton Crosby, 1986)

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