Google's cluster

Brian D. Ropers-Huilman bropers at
Mon Mar 17 07:05:16 PST 2003

On Mon, 17 Mar 2003, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> I wish I had just as accomodating a governor handy...;-)

Keep in mind that this was the first major infusion of funds specifically for 
technology ... well, ... ever! There is no precedent for this in Louisiana. I 
am not certain what motivated this, but I'm not going to complain.

> I could probably even manage to work a bit of science in between tuning
> the sucker up for linpack...:-)

I do need to point out that the machine is being used. Not as heavily as it 
could be, if it were purchased as a dedicated cluster rather than a general 
cluster, but it does fit in with our philosophy of providing the most 
computing resources to the most people on campus. 

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