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Message 91445 - Posted: 9 May 2019, 0:54:29 UTC

Recent announcement from Alessio Mereghetti... https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=5011

This is a major rebuild of LHC's SixTrack app moved from testing to production. WinXP is not supported but they're working on fixing that.
ATM there are 750K tasks available. Get 'em while they're hot!!
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Message 91612 - Posted: 24 May 2019, 15:35:40 UTC - in response to Message 91445.  

Recent announcement from Alessio Mereghetti... https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=5011

This is a major rebuild of LHC's SixTrack app moved from testing to production. WinXP is not supported but they're working on fixing that.
ATM there are 750K tasks available. Get 'em while they're hot!!


Thanks, was a fan of CERN hoping they could find a small black hole to prove the critics were correct and they could inadvertently destroy the world.

..I quit reading when I got to the "huge source files and Fortran90" statement.

They need to get on the GPU band wagon.
That being said, I am crunching on their stuff.
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Message 91925 - Posted: 25 Jun 2019, 19:16:46 UTC - in response to Message 91612.  

They need to get on the GPU band wagon.


No GPU band wagon so far but they're on the Apple cart now as they recently managed to get their latest Sixtrack app to run on Mac.
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Message 92126 - Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 12:43:26 UTC - in response to Message 91612.  

Recent announcement from Alessio Mereghetti... https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=5011

This is a major rebuild of LHC's SixTrack app moved from testing to production. WinXP is not supported but they're working on fixing that.
ATM there are 750K tasks available. Get 'em while they're hot!!


Thanks, was a fan of CERN hoping they could find a small black hole to prove the critics were correct and they could inadvertently destroy the world.

..I quit reading when I got to the "huge source files and Fortran90" statement.

They need to get on the GPU band wagon.
That being said, I am crunching on their stuff.


GPU computing is not the solution for every compute problem. Otherwise why don't we just get rid of CPUs all together and just use GPUs as the main processor in computers? They are better than each other at different types of calculations. GPUs excel at specific types of calculations. If there are branching in the code then GPUs suffer and the math needs to be highly parallel to make use of small 'cores' on GPUs.
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Message 92128 - Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 14:35:11 UTC - in response to Message 92126.  

GPU computing is not the solution for every compute problem. Otherwise why don't we just get rid of CPUs all together and just use GPUs as the main processor in computers? They are better than each other at different types of calculations. GPUs excel at specific types of calculations. If there are branching in the code then GPUs suffer and the math needs to be highly parallel to make use of small 'cores' on GPUs.


Doesn't stop there being a post every six months or so on the CPDN boards saying they should enable GPU computing at which point one of the moderators will explain again or point to a thread explaining why it wouldn't help much.
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