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Re: [Condor-users] measuring power of cluster
- Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 08:49:00 +0200
- From: Carsten Aulbert <carsten.aulbert@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Condor-users] measuring power of cluster
On Wednesday 11 August 2010 05:04:59 Mag Gam wrote:
> I have a fairy large pool and I want to see how ours stack with to the
> top 500. We have close to 1000 node cluster on weekdays and on
> weekends it almost triples...
With a bit more than 5000 compute cores and a good networking (albeit not
Infiniband) we scored close to 33 TFlop Linpack vs. more than 50 TFlop peak.
My take is: If you want to play, you need (a) a very good network (low
latency, bandwidth is not so much of a problem) and (b) time.
The last part cannot be stressed too much. It took Intel professionals about
2-3 weeks to get to that score, during that time you cannot use the cluster
for anything else. Especially, if you only have 3000 nodes available during
the week-end, this will be a real headache.
So, up to you to decide if it's worth it.
Dr. Carsten Aulbert - Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
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