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Comparative performance of a commodity Alpha cluster running Linux and Windows NT

Comparative performance of a commodity Alpha cluster running Linux and Windows NT
Comparative performance of a commodity Alpha cluster running Linux and Windows NT
Using a cluster of commodity Alpha processors we compare two software platforms based on Linux and Windows NT and intended to support intensive scientific computations. Networking and compiler performance are separately analyzed and then results for NAS parallel benchmarks are given. We find that a compiler able to make good use of the cache is more important than low network latency in obtaining high performance. We argue that for all types of cluster, the choice of compiler is critical in selecting a cost effective platform for computationally intensive scientific applications
0769503438
19-25
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Computer Society
Lancaster, David
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Takeda, Kenji
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Lancaster, David
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Takeda, Kenji
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Lancaster, David and Takeda, Kenji (1999) Comparative performance of a commodity Alpha cluster running Linux and Windows NT. In Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Computer Society International Workshop on Cluster Computing. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Computer Society. pp. 19-25 . (doi:10.1109/IWCC.1999.810805).

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Abstract

Using a cluster of commodity Alpha processors we compare two software platforms based on Linux and Windows NT and intended to support intensive scientific computations. Networking and compiler performance are separately analyzed and then results for NAS parallel benchmarks are given. We find that a compiler able to make good use of the cache is more important than low network latency in obtaining high performance. We argue that for all types of cluster, the choice of compiler is critical in selecting a cost effective platform for computationally intensive scientific applications

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Published date: 1999
Venue - Dates: 1st IEEE Computer Society International Workshop on Cluster Computing, 1999-12-02 - 1999-12-03

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Local EPrints ID: 71953
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/71953
ISBN: 0769503438
PURE UUID: cc040e76-47c7-4643-b09d-96f0bdc87e69

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Date deposited: 13 Jan 2010
Last modified: 18 Oct 2018 16:33

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