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On 05/11/13 17:39, Gordon Henderson wrote: > The "classic" parallel solver is for raytracing, or something like a > fractal where you can use a SIMD type scenario - each node gets the same > data, runs the same code, but is told which part of the data set to work > on. This works well for data sets like images, etc. but not so well for > things like calculating Pi - unless there is an algorithm that says: > "Give me digits A to B of Pi" that's efficient... Even if such an algorithm exists it sounds like it would be a horribly complex piece of maths. > > And the physical wiring will be intersting but not difficult - a single > 24-port Ethernet switch will do, and you'll need a big number of power > sockets too. There are two 24 port 10/100 and one 48 port 10/100 switches at the Exwick Ark. A multiway USB "charger" might also be useful.
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