[Beowulf] First 96-Node Transmeta Desktop Cluster Ships

Andrew Piskorski atp at piskorski.com
Mon May 9 15:10:36 PDT 2005

On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 08:20:13PM -0500, Alan Grimes wrote:
> >  http://www.rocketcalc.com/

> http://www.iwill.net/product_2.asp?p_id=90&sp=Y

Your comment doesn't make much sense.  An 8-way Opteron box is very
nice if you actually need shared memory, but those 8xx series Opterons
are likely to be a LOT more expensive then the 2xx chips used in
duals.  Rocketcalc is selling a 12 cpu box using 6 dual motherboards,
so its hardware at least has a real chance to be substantially

There's also the whole "ready to use compute appliance" thing, which a
bare-bones box from Iwill obviously is not.  It will be interesting
however to see what different sorts of HPC-suitable bare-bones Opteron
boxes the various vendors might offer.  Like, say, Supermicro, now
that they're finally doing Opterons.


Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>

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