Examine the characteristics of “worker nodes” or “compute slices” in a cluster
Discuss criteria for choosing a compute slice
Describe several example system architectures
Analyze expected performance and potential bottlenecks in a given system
The individual systems in a cluster that actually perform parallel work may be viewed as “slices” of a larger computer. Because each of these systems is usually in an individual package that includes a motherboard, CPUs, RAM, internal disks, and other components, it is important to consider what characteristics make a particular system suitable for use in a given cluster. This entails understanding underlying hardware “compute ...