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HPC on DEC Alphas and Windows NT

HPC on DEC Alphas and Windows NT
HPC on DEC Alphas and Windows NT
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.
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551-557
Nicole, D.A.
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Wolton, I.C.
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Nicole, D.A.
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Wolton, I.C.
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Nicole, D.A. and Wolton, I.C. (1998) HPC on DEC Alphas and Windows NT At HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING. , pp. 551-557.

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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.

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Published date: January 1998
Venue - Dates: HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING, 1998-01-01
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 250899
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/250899
ISBN: 0-306-46034-3
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Date deposited: 30 Sep 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:13

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Author: D.A. Nicole
Author: I.C. Wolton

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