1) Message boards : News : SixTrack Inconclusive Results (Message 31119)
Posted 26 Jun 2017 by 10esseeTony
Post:
https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=4306&postid=31064#31064

You know the forum has a feature, where you can hyperlink, so we don't have to waste our time trying to find these important messages you keep posting. ;)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Broken website features. (Message 30432)
Posted 20 May 2017 by 10esseeTony
Post:
I can't view my tasks:

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 72 bytes) in /share/data/project-ssl/sixtrack/html/inc/db_conn.inc on line 125
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Going OpenCL (Message 27778)
Posted 1 Jul 2016 by 10esseeTony
Post:
Difficult it is, to code then debug, for GPU. -Yoda

I can barely configure a wireless router, but my understanding is that not all applications are suitable for the type of processing the GPU is able to provide (parallel streams? or is that don't cross the streams, can't remember), compared to the all-around do-anything nature of a modern CPU.

Think of GPU's as a pocket calculator you had back in the 90's...really really really good at several types of math, because it was specifically designed for that purpose, but really sucked as a word processor. I mean seriously, I can only think of two words a calculator could spell: 1134, and 35007, and even then you had to turn the darn thing upside down to read the words.

However, there are a great many projects that CAN be optimized for use on a GPU. Sadly many of those projects are assisted by college-kid-coders who are spending every spare moment trying to stay on top of their class work and keep up the GPA. And the projects all seemingly are run on a super tight budget, so hiring a professional coder is out of the question.

It's sad, I agree, to see so much 'horse power' wasted. 'Tis a sad state of affairs indeed.



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