[GE users] What Tasks for the SGE?

Dalibor.Tokic Dalibor.Tokic at avinci.de
Thu May 6 16:34:55 BST 2004


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> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: John Hearns [mailto:john.hearns at clustervision.com]
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 6. Mai 2004 16:54
> An: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
> Betreff: Re: [GE users] What Tasks for the SGE?
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> On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 15:42, Dalibor.Tokic at avinci.de wrote:
> > What do you mean with compute farms?
> > How does that look like?
> > Are they not parallel computing with PVM, MPI, ... ?
> 
> A lot of scientific, technical and commercial computing is
> done on high throughput compute farms.
> Such applications don't use parallel programming libraries,
> and the function of the batch system is to keep the individual 
> nodes as busy as possible and keep up the job throughput for users.
ok

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> Some examples which come to mind immediately are
> Monte Carlo production and data analysis in high energy physics.
> HEP codes don't parallelise well, but are 'event parallel',
> so you set a job to process a whole run of events.
> 
> 
> Render farms - individual animation frames parcelled out to nodes
>
> Finance batch processing.
This sounds interesting. Do you have examples for finance batch processing?


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