Question about custers

Ken Chase math at
Fri Feb 7 11:35:37 PST 2003

On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 07:25:31PM +0100, KNT's all...
> I'm only interested in calculating it theoretical (simple: on paper, no
> computers used). Because it's needed for me to esteminate the power of a
> non-existent cluster. I thought that the difference between
> 'theoretical' and 'practical' will be obvious. My mistake.
> About 'power': I don't know an apropriate word in english for "computer
> mathematical calculation ability" ;).

The difference between 'fastest speed for single job execution' and
'number of jobs throughput per month' call for quite different cluster
configurations for the money.

Realistically I believe most people require the latter, but for some reason
(bragging rights? impressing lay people?) the former is always sought
after. Anyone care to comment?

Ken Chase, math at  *  Velocet Communications Inc.  *  Toronto, CANADA 

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