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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] cluster with iOS or Android devices?
From: Beatty, Daniel D CIV NAVAIR, 474300D (daniel.beatty_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-29 19:14:55

Greetings Ladies and gentlemen,
There is one alternative approach and this a psuedo-cloud based MPI. The
idea is that MPI node list is adjusted via the cloud similar to the way
Xgrid's Bonjour used to do it for Xgrid.

In this case, it is applying an MPI notion to the OpenCL codelets. There
are obvious issues with security, battery life, etc. There is considerable
room for discussion as far expectations. Do jobs run free if the device is
plugged in? If the device in the pocket, can the user switch to power
conservation/ cooler pockets? What constitutes fairness? Do owners have a
right to be biased in judgement? These are tough questions that I think I
will have to provide fair assurances for. After all, everyone likes to
think they are control of what they put in their pocket.


On 11/28/12 3:06 PM, "Dominik Goeddeke"
<dominik.goeddeke_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> shameless plug:
> In the MontBlanc project (, a lot of folks from
> all around Europe look into exactly this. Together with a few
> colleagues, we have been honoured to get access to an early prototype
> system. The runs for the paper above (accepted in JCP as of last week)
> have been carried out with MPICH2 back in June, but OpenMPI also worked
> flawlessly except for some issues with SLURM integration at the time we
> did those tests.
> The bottom line is: The prototype machine (128 Tegra2's) ran standard
> ubuntu, and since Android is essentially Linux, it should not be tooooo
> hard to get the system you envision up and running, Shiny Knight.
> Cheers,
> Dominik
> On 11/29/2012 12:00 AM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>> You might want to post in beowulf mailing list see cc
>> and you want to install linux of course.
>> OpenFabrics releases openmpi, yet it only works at a limited number of
>> distributions - most important is having
>> the correct kernel (usually old kernel).
>> I'm gonna try get it to work at debian soon.
>> On Nov 28, 2012, at 11:50 PM, shiny knight wrote:
>>> I was looking for some info about MPI port on iOS or Android devices.
>>> I have some old devices that may result useful, if I could be able to
>>> include them in my computation scheme.
>>> OpenCL runs on iOS and Android, so I was wondering if there is any
>>> way to have an old iPhone/phone or iPad/tablet to run MPI.
>>> Tried to look everywhere, but I didn't find anything that says that
>>> it is possible, nor I've found any practical example.
>>> Thanks!
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