Introducing High-Performance Computing
Why use a large-scale computing system?
How is using a cluster different than your laptop?Objectives
When it is appropriate to use a cluster
How can you use a cluster?
Talk to your neighbor about your research. How does computing help you do your research? How could more computing help you do more or better research?
How is using a cluster different than your laptop?
How is using a large-scale computing system different from using your laptop? Talk to your neighbor about some differences you may already know about, and some differences/difficulties you imagine you may run into.
A cluster or distributed system is useful when your computations require more than one computer.
Because a cluster is distributed, it is only useful for certain types of computational problems.