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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Same simulations give different results each time, is it possible?

Newbie here, I am not from computer science. So please forgive me if the question sounds weird to you. I am running some fluid analysis simulation through a reliable CFD code using our school's ...
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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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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 ...