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Challenge of Clusters

by on Nov.11, 2008, under Purdue

So, I have not posted much this semester, mostly because I’ve been working on either school work or a project for Supercomputing 2008. Throughout summer, I’ve been attempting to squeeze the Wave Propagation Program to run on a SiCortex. Pesky program, though not nearly as strange as some of the other science codes my friends have had to jam onto our SiCortex. (Though, I hear some other teams may or may not have had just as much trouble getting the codes to run on the platforms they were coded for!)
Have you not heard about the Cluster Challenge?! Well, there’s a good write up at HPC Wire. Of course, the MIT team is a little scary, but the rumors are they choose to port their code to something that isn’t a general purpose processor at all.. We’ll be eagerly waiting and seeing how that turns out!
As for our effort, we may be a man short, but I think we’ve got everything covered. Depending on the data sets we are give to run, this will either be a cake-walk or a challenge to the finish. Thankfully, it appears our machine is up to the task. For a lot of the details of our machines, check out this press release at Campus Technology.
If you’re in the Austin area, feel free to hit me up and see how things are progressing. If not, check out this cool game to hold you over: Rack-a-Node.

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