Christopher A. Busillo
cbusillo at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 14 21:13:19 EST 2000
Maybe this is not applicable to your situation, but
why not build a massive beowulf in a permanant
location. Then use a laptop and remote X (or telnet)
to the machine over a satalite phone, or regular phone
line. The GUI would be slow, but workable, but if you
telnet you wouldn't even notice a difference. The
whole system would be a lot cheaper.
> I am contemplating building a (trans)Portable
Beowulf for field reduction
> and visualization of measurement data. It's a
> intensive problem basically involving creating an
FEM model that replicates
> observed measurements, but, fortunately, is fairly
> interprocessor comm requirements aren't dominating
> The basic requirement is that the beast be
luggable/shippable/etc. and use
> 12V battery power. The initial design cut uses
diskless nodes (i.e.
> motherboard,video, and NIC) packaged into a custom
enclosure of suitable
> size with appropriate cooling and environmental
controls. The power will
eventually supplied by DC/DC converters.
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