Supercomputing performance at 1/10th the cost

Horatio B. Bogbindero wyy at cersa.admu.edu.ph
Mon Nov 13 18:59:42 EST 2000


> I am in the process of preparing a report on the use of our Beowulf 
> cluster on satellite and aerial image processing.  Our experience is 
> that the cluster is a very good solution for our problem - coarse 
> grained, extremely CPU bound.  I've read in several explanations of 
> Beowulf clusters that they can provide equivalent super computing 
> performance for 1/10th the cost.  I believe this to be true, but 
> would like to back it up with some example cases.  Can anyone point 
> me to cost/performance analysis that they have performed?
> 
we have done some cluster costing here and did a price per performance
ratio but i need help because i do not know the current prices of current
supercomputer available for comparison.

what is the price of a IBM RS6000/SP, SUN Cluster and the rest? thanks.

> Thanks in advance.
> 
> Mark
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