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Cluster Monkey: Cluster Programming: You Can't Always Get What You Want

Sep 20, 2006, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Douglas Eadline)

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"Fifteen years ago I wrote a short article in a now defunct parallel computing magazine (Parallelogram) entitled 'How Will You Program 1000 Processors?' Back then it was a good question that had no easy answer. Today, it is still a good question that still has no easy answer. Except now it seems a bit more urgent as we step into the 'multi-core' era. Indeed, when I originally wrote the article, using 1000 processors was a far off, but real possibility. Today, 1000 processors are a reality for many practitioners of HPC. As dual cores hit the server rooms, effectively doubling the processor counts, many more people will be joining the 1000P club very soon..."

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