(trans)portable Beowulf

Michael Stein mas at ucla.edu
Tue Nov 14 11:09:31 EST 2000


> You don't mention budget (that I recall) in your project description.
> If "price is no object" you might look carefully at e.g. laptop-based
> components.  There are matched CPU, motherboard, memory sets out there
> that consume far less power than an ATX motherboard and OTC CPUs.  I
> think I recall IBM just announcing something that will allow their
> newest laptops to run 8 hours active on a single charge.  

I'd test a laptop before I bought a bunch of them.  Possibly some of
the power saving comes at the expense of not running the CPU at full
speed (or not all the time).



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