Predicting Cost/Performance Trade-offs For Whitney: A Commodity Computing Cluster

@inproceedings{Becker1998PredictingCT,
  title={Predicting Cost/Performance Trade-offs For Whitney: A Commodity Computing Cluster},
  author={Jeffrey C. Becker and Bill Nitzberg and Rob F. Van der Wijngaart},
  booktitle={HICSS},
  year={1998}
}
Recent advances in low-end pr ocessor and network tec hnology have made it possible to b uild a “supercomputer” out of commodity components. W e develop simple models of the N AS Parallel Benchmarks ver sion 2 (NPB 2) to e xplore the cost/performance tr ade-ofs involved in building a balanced par allel computer supporting a scientific workload. W e develop closed form e xpressions detailing the number and size of messa ges sent by eac h benchmark. Coupling these with measur ed single processor… CONTINUE READING