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Comp. Psy. 101: The psychology behind high performance computing

W Sharples, L Moresi, K Cooper, P Sunter

Recent Progress in Data Engineering and Internet Technology, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering | Published : 2012

Abstract

Building software which can deliver high performance consistently, across a range of different computer clusters, is a challenging exercise for developers as clusters come with specialized architectures and differing queuing policies and costs. Given that optimal code configuration for a particular model on any machine is difficult for developers and end-users alike to predict, we have developed a test which can provide instructions for optimal code configuration, is instantly comprehensible and does not bombard the user with technical details. This test is in the form of a 'personality type' resonant with users' everyday experience of colleagues in the workplace. A given cluster is deemed s..

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