going the distance, going for speed

A handful of my esteemed co-workers are down at “Supercomputing 2003″:http://www.sc-conference.org/sc2003/ working on, among “a tutorial”:http://www.sc-conference.org/sc2003/intercal/intercaldetail.php?eventid=10678 and other things, “our contribution”:http://www.clusterfs.com/ncsa-111203.html to the crazy “Bandwidth Challenge”:http://www.sc-conference.org/sc2003/infrabwc2.html shenanigans.

Apparently the tutorial — in which a small horde of people is being tutorialized as I write this very entry — is going quite well, so things are off to a good start. It’s pretty exciting, even for those of us who are cheering from megametres away.

Now that people are doing “real sciencey stuff”:http://www.clusterfs.com/llnl-111303.html on top of our baby, I think things are going to pick right up around here. Not that there’s really been a lot of thumb-twiddling recently anyway, but.

Addendum: “zoom”:http://www.clusterfs.com/ncsa-111803.html.

one comment to “going the distance, going for speed”

  1. entered 18 November 2003 @ 4:27 pm

    11GB/s, eh? But does it stream RealMedia files without any hiccups?

    You know, after reading those articles, I realize that my sum understanding of clustered computing is eqiuvalent to diddly/squat.