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Why is Xeon processor suited for HPC?

Among the different specs for Xeon, available here, http://ark.intel.com/compare/87720,84679, which aspects makes it relevant for HPC ? The processor base frequency is less than for Core i7. Why ...
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Mirror with backup of changed files

we have some largeish storage requirements (genomic data) for which we need to buy some archival space (write once, read rarely, files remain easily accessible, each user should have access to their ...
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Advantages of mixing Tesla and Xeon Phi

Are there any advantages which I will get by mixing them at qpi with infiniband architecture? Something I can get at one but not at another?
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Advantages of nVidia Tesla vs Xeon Phi

This maybe only theoretical, but are there any advantages of using one or another in terms of: ISA energy efficency Solution with using QPI looks better for me. Are there any advantages of using ...
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Choosing PC components for high performance calculations [closed]

What is the best practice to choose the components of the PC targeted at some "heavy" calculations? In particular, one might expect some compilers to be optimized for some CPUs better than anothers; ...
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Setting include paths in LSF-bsub

I am running a big job on a HPC. But the installed programs for the job are old versions and I have the new versions in my home directory. I can log in to any node, export the path to the new versions ...
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How much memory is being used on the gpu by each PID?

How do I know how much memory on the GPU is being used by each process, CUDA compiled code using 1 processor, accessing 1 of 2 M2090 Tesla cards available on a 16 core node on an HPC? ...
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Mathematica benchmark on two different system

I have two system one has a Xeon E5-1650 CPU, 24GB of RAM, and a 7200rpm hard drive. The other system which is a Lenovo G510 laptop, has a core i7-4700MQ CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 5400rmp hard drive. The ...
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Why does a Xeon processor cost much more than a similar Core i7 part?

I want to know why the price of a Xeon CPU and a similar Core i7 CPU is so different. The CPU clock is more or less the same. I want to know this because I want to have an understanding of what kind ...
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Solution for HPC with Matlab and Linux

I have the following problem. I want to install Matlab as root on a remote computer with graphical user interface installed. I've a campus license that can be installed on 4 different computers (or ...
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Windows Azure HPC Scheduler Architecture

So far I've found very little information on the scheduling policy, resource management policy of Azure HPC Scheduler. I would appreciate any kind of information regarding some of these questions: ...
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Sharing storage on Linux and Solaris

I'm looking for a solution in order to share a san mounted volume between several hosts running on Linux (RHEL) and/or Solaris (Sparc). Note that I basically need to share a set of directories ...
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Kerrighed cluster does not use all nodes when running OpenMP

I've been given access to a recently built cluster that uses Kerrighed. I'm the first user of this cluster, so setup and configuration problems may be a possibility. I'm also totally new to ...
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Creating a home server cluster for data analysis

I've seen a couple of questions on here that are similar to what I'm thinking, but not quite. So, I figured I'd ask and see what falls out. Basically, I have 2 or 3 old, slower-ish laptops laying ...
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Building an improvised 'supercomputer' by connecting a number of used PCs in a LAN

I am in ongoing development of a simple but processor intensive computer program that I use for scientific research. It would be really helpful to have more processing speed. Right now I'm running Mac ...
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preparing large data sets for analysis [closed]

I have a fortran program that simulates a lot of ascii text file output. These are quite large to load the entirety of any single file into common data analysis programs (Matlab, R, SciPy). I think ...
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Installing new rolls on existing Rocks Cluster

I am on a supercomputer research team at a small university. We can't seem to find where the CUDA roll is installed on our Rocks cluster, and we're pretty sure it was never properly installed. We do ...
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Which edition microsoft 2008 server should I use?

I have a MSDN (Accademic alliance) subscription, and I have a rack mountable box, (I can't remember whats in it anymore but it has 2 CPUs and 1 GB of DDR 2 ram. I remember when I was given it (12 ...
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Homebuild cluster and apps efficiecy

I have 3 pc's and was wondering if i can connect them into a cluster. I read few articles about clustering, but there is one think which I'm not sure about. If I build my cluster can I run apps for ...
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Makefile fails to install file correctly, installing HPL

I started installing HPL a while ago, and had a related question. I've been following along with this guide from Intel. I figure this warrants a whole new one. When I try to make the archive, the ...
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How do different Linux distributions handle multiple cores and multi-threading?

I realize that by asking this question I have already labeled myself as "unprepared" for high-performance workstations, but whatever, you have to start somewhere! I would like to know how different ...
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What technologies came to the PC world from High Performance Computing?

Recently I came to think about the technologies that supercomputers gave to the modern PCs. I found out that the instruction pipelining appeared in one of the first CDC machines and parallelism was ...
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Wait for one or all LSF jobs to complete

With Platform LSF, is there a command that will wait for either a specific job or all my submitted jobs to finish before returning? In other words, I am looking for the LSF equivalent of the wait ...