HPC on DEC Alphas and Windows NT
Nicole, D.A., Wolton, I.C. and Takeda, K. (1998) HPC on DEC Alphas and Windows NT. In, HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 551-557.
We have obtained a dedicated computational cluster of eight DEC Alpha systems interconnected by 100 Hz switched Ethernet and running Digital Visual FORTRAN on Windows NT. This is an 8 Gflop/s (peak) system with 2 Gbytes of memory. The total cost was under £50,000. We have just finished porting MPI onto this environment and are now able to run mainstream UK HPC codes such as ANGUS. We believe that our system is a highly cost-effective environment for the development and medium-scale execution of science and engineering codes; it currently represents the biggest single computational resource at Southampton. We present our early experiences with this leading edge medium-scale resource and some early performance results for sequential, MPI and PVM FORTRAN codes.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Electronic & Software Systems
|Date Deposited:||30 Sep 1999|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:57|
|Contributors:||Nicole, D.A. (Author)
Wolton, I.C. (Author)
Takeda, K. (Author)
|Publisher:||Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers|
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