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LFCS: A $99 *not* supercomputer
Posted May 13, 2013 18:10 UTC (Mon) by daglwn (subscriber, #65432)
Then a GPU board is also a supercomputer. Because that's basically what this thing appears to be.
But <fist bump> for HPC work. :)
Posted May 14, 2013 12:28 UTC (Tue) by jzbiciak (✭ supporter ✭, #5246)
Of course, how are you going to feed a Parallella? Unless I misunderstood the diagram, the pipes into it are way too small. It'll work for exhaustive-search type algorithms with small working sets and high locality, but I'm skeptical it scales to larger problems well.
I work on processors that get pressed into HPC duty, and we see the rest of the system as being as important, or often even more important than the CPUs themselves. It's about machine balance.
(I thought about linking one of our latest chips, but then considered it might be bad form.)
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