Of course, there is ASCI Q at LANL. It was quite a large [compaq] Alpha w/Quadrics install running Tru64. I'm not sure what HP is charging for Tru64 these days, but you could certainly get by running something like Gentoo linux quite well.
<br><br>BTW, what interconnect are you planning to install? <br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 9/26/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Mark Hahn</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:
</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">> I've heard of people making clusters out of Alphas running Linux before -<br>
> can't remember where, but I did see someone had done it.<br><br>my organization did (and does, actually). we had several clusters of<br>ES40's, most running linux. one (which I admined) ran tru64.<br>we've since coalesced all the ES40's into one cluster, which we still
<br>run (under linux).<br><br>tru64 is about what you'd expect: obsolete in many ways compared to<br>fast-moving linux. but at the time, advfs was pretty nice in being able<br>to add storage pools together vaguely like zfs.
<br><br>> So I'd be tempted to say don't bother with an Alphaserver cluster at all any<br>> more, but if you are going to have one, it can be made to work with either<br>> OS.<br><br>our ES40's (4G, 4cpus, elan3) still get used reasonably well,
<br>and are fairly stable. but in the academic environment, we don't pay<br>for space or power, so they're pretty close to zero cost. if we thought<br>we could get anything for them, we'd consider ebay'ing them and buying
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