type of a workstation for parallel computing

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    type of a workstation for parallel computing

    Hi,
    According to what wiki says about parallel computing (Parallel computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), parallel models are implemented in several ways based on the underlying memory architecture—shared memory, distributed memory, or shared distributed memory. For example, OpenMP currently only runs efficiently in shared-memory multiprocessor platforms.

    I can ssh connect to a linux workstation, and would like to do some parallel computation on it. So how to find out in ssh terminal if the workstation is shared memory, distributed memory, or shared distributed memory?

    Thanks and regards!

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    An ssh into a computer is NOT parallel computing. That is simply a terminal on that computer. Parallel computing refers more to a system configuration not the ability to execute commands remotely.

    Parallel computing used to be mainly something like a Beowulf server or the like. Only the HIGH HIGH HIGH end machines had parallel processors. These days, with multi-core processors, this is no longer the case.

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    Thanks.
    Actually I wanted to ask after ssh to the workstation, what bash command or application can give info about the type of the workstation: shared memory, distributed memory, or shared distributed memory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lehe View Post
    Thanks.
    Actually I wanted to ask after ssh to the workstation, what bash command or application can give info about the type of the workstation: shared memory, distributed memory, or shared distributed memory?
    The exact same ones you would use if you were using bash on the workstation, because, of course, you are. So just google around for "linux shared memory", etc. The fact that you are using ssh is irrelevant.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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