[ODE] ODE and Itanium processors

Chris M. czb182 at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 31 17:35:58 MST 2006

I had also found those discussions and was interested.   Reason being is 
that I'm working
on a 16 processor(Itanium2) SGI Prism which is parallel enough, but I also 
have access to some SGI Altix machines with processors numbering in the 
hundreds(Itanium2).  I dont really have a need for all that power, but 
thought it would be fun to play with.  I'm still building the framework for 
simulation application so nows the best time to start threading it.  I 
wanted to in the begin but I wasnt sure of the right approach.

This is getting a little of the original topic I guess, so lemme backtrack. 
Im probably be going test
ODE tomorrow on the Prism.  I'll try those things mentioned by Bram for 
building ODE.  Thanks for the tips.

>On 7/31/06, Bram Stolk <bram at sara.nl> wrote:
>>This was tested on a 20-processor shared memory beast:
>>SGI Altix with itanium2 processors, using gcc 3.4.0
>>(a multithreaded opende would be an interesting experiment
>>   for this iron).
>I have a multicore system in the pipeline and am a bit curious about
>this myself. I found a bit of discussion in the archives -- don't have
>the link handy, I'll try to locate it -- about possibly exposing the
>island processing loop, with the idea of allowing each island to be
>processed by a different core. As far as I know, no action was taken.
>I'd be curious to hear other approaches as well.

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