[rescue] Parsytec MC-3 Parallel System

Bob Krzaczek krz at cis.rit.edu
Thu Jul 1 10:49:38 CDT 2010

On 06/29/10 14:34, Jason T wrote:
> Ahh, so the MC-3 doesn't run an OS of its own, but just accepts jobs
> from Solaris?

More or less.  You develop code to run on the T805 and on the PPC
(typically in Occam and/or C, the latter riding on top of their MP
libraries), then download it to the cages for execution.  They aren't
"jobs" in the traditional grid/cluster sense (this is a lower level
environment than that) but, as an analogy, it isn't too far off the mark.

> Any demos or anything out there to show it off?

None here.  Google turns up papers and processes based on these and
other Parsytec parallel computers, though; you should investigate there

> Any pics of the racks?

Here are two:  http://imgur.com/bvFQIl&dFtkM

Hope this helps,

Bob Krzaczek, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, RIT
phone +1-585-4757196, email krz at cis.rit.edu, icbm 43.0848N 77.6789W

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