Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Given you statement, why would you link to a document entitled Reevaluating Amdahl's Law []? Did you even read what you linked to? Here's an excerpt:
Our work to date shows that it is not an insurmountable task to extract very high efficiency from a massively-parallel ensemble, for the reasons presented here. We feel that it is important for the computing research community to overcome the "mental block" against massive parallelism imposed by a misuse of Amdahl's speedup formula; speedup should be measured by scaling the problem to the number of processors, not fixing problem size. We expect to extend our success to a broader range of applications and even larger values for N.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010