From: Sean McGrath (sean at domain hdl.ie)
Date: Fri 16 Apr 1999 - 09:43:45 IST
Shane Dempsey wrote:
> Any chance of some performance figures.
> I don't know but every time I hear about a new parallel computer system I
> can't resist the urge to ask "what'll she do mister"
FEM, raytracing, cryptoanalysis (eg. crack), automated VLSI, weather
forcasting, drug dose simulation, traffic flow sim, fractals..
> What about compilation. Is there any stuff that in the BEOWULF package
> that I can use to speed up compilation of a rather huge program.
gnumake has a flag to enable distributed making
the '-j X' where X is the number of jobs to run, '-j'
on its own lets make have any number of jobs.
The jobs run on either the local machine via fork or on
other machines. See the make manual for details..
> Or would the time taken to pass data across the network not make
> distributed compiles worthwhile.
with make and an NFS'd disk, should be all right.
with an SMP machine and local disk, then you're talking.
> ...shane D
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