How to Rank High Throughput Computing Environments

The folks over at the Grid Gurus blog propose a new way to measure grid performance:
“It is clear that no single number can reflect the performance of a computer. Linpack is, however, a representative benchmark to evaluate computing platforms as High Performance Computing (HPC) environments, that is in the dedicated execution of a single tightly coupled parallel application. On the other hand, an HTC application comprises the execution of a set of independent tasks, each of which usually performs the same calculation over a subset of parameter values. Although, the HTC model is widely used in Science, Engineering and Business, there is not representative bechmark and model to evaluate the performance of computing platforms as HTC environments.” Full Story

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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