[Beowulf] a cluster to drive a wall of monitors
Douglas Eadline, Cluster World Magazine
deadline at linux-mag.com
Wed Oct 13 15:41:32 PDT 2004
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On Tue, 12 Oct 2004, Evan Cull wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was told this list would be a good place to ask for advice on the
> following project. (I've tried to search through list archives for
> related info, but I haven't managed to spot anything so far.)
> I'm helping with a project that want's to drive a wall of about 50 LCD
> panels with a linux cluster running Syzygy:
> I was considering a cluster of either 50 single processor nodes or 25
> dual processor + dual output graphics card nodes. I suppose 50 dual
> processor nodes would be nice, but I'm pretty sure that's well out of my
> budget range. I'm betting that the 50 single processor nodes would
> easily have twice the graphics performance of the 25 dual nodes because
> they have 2x as many video cards. The tradeoff here is that the dual
> processor nodes might be more useful for other more general computing
> tasks we could run on them.
> Does anyone here have experience buying rackmountable cluster nodes
> *with graphics cards* who can point me to a vendor?
> For that matter, have any of you built a similar system & have any
> suggestions / comments?
> Evan Cull
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