Jonathan Turner, a PhD student at University of Colorado, Boulder, blogs this week on how to talk HPC. I do this for a living now, so I’m not ashamed to say that here’s what I learned today:
- More than one memory is memories. Discontiguous or heterogeneous memory is also memories. It’s not RAMs, though.
- More than one source code is codes. Benchmarks are also codes.
- Supercomputers can be built of nodes, but clusters are for wimps. Instead use blades, backplanes and cabinets.
- DARPA is a synonym for the mint.
How about you? Any HPC lingo to contribute? Let us know in the comments.