back to article Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time

This article and the ones following it are the most comprehensive and in-depth analysis of a cluster competition that the world has ever seen. If you can find better coverage, then I'll eat a handful of spider webs. Let's dive into the results from the benchmark and HPC application portion of the ISC14 Student Cluster …

  1. danolds

    O.M.G. Wow

    Hey, this IS the most comprehensive coverage of student cluster competition I've ever seen. No need to eat a handful of spider webs, at least as far as I'm concerned. The writing literally leaps off the page, goes through my eye holes, and gets into my head - in a good way.

    1. danolds

      Re: O.M.G. Wow

      In retrospect, I should probably set up an anonymous account if I'm going to shamelessly tout my own articles.

  2. John Gamble

    Links, Please?

    Searching did get me the pages for Quantum Espresso and OpenFOAM, but GADGET-3's site was left behind in a plethora of other 3D "gadgets" and the sites explaining Inspector Gadget in too much detail.

    So... where can GADGET-3 be found?

    1. danolds

      Re: Links, Please?

      Hey John, yeah, I had some problems finding it at first too. Here's a link to the developers: and here's a link to the Wiki article on GADGET:

      I should probably hyperlink all of the software references, that's an oversight on my part. I'll do that in the future.

      And, for my money? Inspector Gadget should have been much better. Great concept, so-so execution.

  3. Gene Cash Silver badge

    "GADGET computes gravitational forces with a hierarchical tree algorithm"

    So this is part of Kerbal Space Program 0.25 then...? (I'll get my spacesuit)

    And apparently the Wikipedia article is basically a copy&paste of the organization page. Nice. Not surprised.

    1. danolds

      Yeah, I agree...

      The online info on the GADGET site isn't written to be what I'd regard as understandable for the typical techie. Way too much jargon, not much clarity, not great....

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