[GE users] What Tasks for the SGE?

Rayson Ho raysonho at eseenet.com
Sat May 8 17:30:07 BST 2004


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And also bioinformatics... 

http://www.clusterworld.com/CWCE2004/Christopher_Dwan_presentation.pdf

MPI, PVM won't buy you much if you can run multiple instances of your
serial code.

Rayson


>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.
>
>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.
>
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