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What happen's in Amdahl's Law when the number of processors tends to infinity?

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How to determine the flattening point in Amdahl's law?

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What does MPI_ANY_SENDER do? 

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What is not synchronized in MPI terms?

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What does blocking in MPI mean?

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What are the three types of MIMD systems?

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What does MPI_Ssend() do?

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What does MPI_Rsend() do?

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What's an embarrassingly parallel problem?

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What happen's in Amdahl's Law when the number of processors tends to infinity?

If the number of processors tends to infinity, the efficiency goes to 0.

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How to determine the flattening point in Amdahl's law?

Take the derivative respecting p

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What does MPI_ANY_SENDER do? 

Allows to receive arbitrary messages, but makes the reception order of the messages also arbitrary.

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What is not synchronized in MPI terms?

Standard MPI operations are not synchronized: There is no handshake nor guarantee that they will ever arrive

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What does blocking in MPI mean?

Operation is not left until the used buffer is again available for reuse

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What are the three types of MIMD systems?

Shared memory: The processors share a common address space. They communicate by reading and writing to it.

Distributed memory: Each processor has a private address space. They communicate by messaging.

Hybrid: The nodes have a shared address space, but they communicate amongst them by messaging.

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What does MPI_Ssend() do?

It's a send that guarantees synchronous semantics (As long as the matching receive is blocking). This means that it won't return until the matching receive has been posted.

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What does MPI_Rsend() do?

It performs a send operation if matching receive has been posted, otherwise errors. It returns as soon as the buffer is available.

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What's an embarrassingly parallel problem?

Can be decomposed in parallel with virtually no need to share data

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What's load balancing?

Distribution of the work with the goal of keeping the processors busy at all times

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What's a deadlock?

When two processors wait indefinitely for the results of each other

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What's a race condition?

Non-deterministic result of a program depending on the chronology of tasks in a shared memory machine

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