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)
[ Thanks to Douglas Eadline for this
"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