Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Should all large allocations come with ECCS support?

Quick thought, please forgive its underdeveloped nature.

I'm sitting in the XSEDE15 Champions Fellow panel and I'm watching a trend of each project they worked on they are able to get huge speedups to codes.

Given the size of some proposals, and the dollar value that translates into, if this behavior holds true (huge speedups for ECSS efforts) for some class of requests*, should ECSS review be required?  It might cost less and then any changes to those codes will benefit anyone else using them on other systems.

*I'm thinking that the large community codes that have already been heavily optimized, probably won't see this benefit.  Large requests for privately developed codes with no prior relationship.

Just thoughts, at 1Million CPU Hours, labor starts looking cheap.

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