SMP2 core update

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SMP2 core update

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:49 pm

A recent blog post from Pande on the SMP2 core update
We are excited to announce progress in our testing of new SMP2 cores. These cores use threads-based parallelization instead of MPI and, we hope, should be much more robust than our first-generation SMP cores.

The SMP2 cores are currently in testing; watch for future announcements regarding their release. The first SMP2 core to be released will be a Gromacs-based core with core number A3. In conjunction with this release, we are implementing some updates to our points benchmarking system. In particular, we will use early-completion bonuses, which we have been testing with the bigadv work unit program, more extensively for SMP2 cores.
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Re: SMP2 core update

Post by skier » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:43 pm

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Re: SMP2 core update

Post by geokilla » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:23 pm

Saw this a couple days ago and the thing I, along with probably a lot of people, are happy and excited about is the use of the bonus system. Also, with SMP2 it seems like we won't have to run VMware anymore.
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