[Beowulf] a "microwulf" posted

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 10:44:40 PDT 2007


Thanks Doug; great job. Instead of wanting my face on the cover of Rolling
Stone, I want it on Slashdot :-)

Instead of the FLOPS per dollar per Watt metric I'd consider either
amortizing the capital of the equipment, to get dollars per FLOPS per year,
and then express watts in dollars per year; or compute the present real
value of the watts, to get an equivalent dollar capital investment. You'd
have to assume something like continuous operation, and in real life the
capital investment and the operating costs will be administred and taxed
differently, but it would make for apples-to-apples.

Peter


On 8/31/07, Douglas Eadline <deadline at clustermonkey.net> wrote:
>
>
> You may also find the write on ClusterMonkey informative.
>
> http://www.clustermonkey.net//content/view/211/33/
>
> It should be viewable now as we have been experiencing a
> 2nd degree slashdoting today -- probably hit 15,000 unique
> views before the day is over. (the Microwulf press release link on
> slashdot has a link to the CM article.)
>
> BTW, the article is pretty much a recipe for building
> your own system.
>
> --
> Doug
>
>
> > I saw at wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowulf_%28computing%29 that
> > someone posted a link to
> http://www.calvin.edu/~adams/research/microwulf/,
> > a
> > nice description of a "microwulf" at Calvin College. It has brief but
> > useful
> > descriptions of it's design, cost broken down by parts in the Manifest,
> > and
> > price/performance specs.
> > If LLNL is an Epic maybe this is only a limmerick, but it's a witty
> > limmerick.
> > Peter
> >
> >
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>
> --
> Doug
>
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