Supercomputing at Mail Order Prices

 
S. Gottlieb, Indiana University


ABSTRACT

Small Beowulf clusters can effectively serve as personal or group supercomputers. In such an environment, a cluster can be optimally designed for a specific problem (or a small set of codes). We discuss how theoretical analysis of the code and benchmarking on similar hardware lead to optimal systems.


Introduction

Identify the Bottlenecks

Make the Right Choices

Single Node Performance

Benchmarks

Price-Performance Ratios