Xbox clusters?

Velocet math at velocet.ca
Wed Nov 28 15:58:35 EST 2001


On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 03:55:17PM -0500, Stephan Sauerburger's all...
> Where at? Pricewatch? And does that include HDD?

ya you can get them for under $100USD. go check out pricewatch and
find a store you can buy the whole kit from.

(considering my designs I mighta left the case out tho. We rack our
stuff into custom cabinets).

/kc

> 
> 
> ~Stephan
> 
> 
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 02:04:55PM -0500, Velocet wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 12:50:46PM -0500, Josip Loncaric's all...
> > > Microsoft's Xbox packages a 733 MHz Pentium III, 64 megabytes of memory,
> > > a DVD drive, 100 Mbps Ethernet, and an 8-gigabyte hard disk for about
> > > $300.  This would make it a reasonably powerful cluster node with an
> > > excellent price/performance ratio.  Of course, the thing runs a
> > > slimmed-down variant of Windows 2000 instead of Linux, but has anyone
> > > discussed making an Xbox cluster?
> > 
> > Why bother when for about $300 USD you can put together a
> > cluster node with a 1.333GHz athlon with 256Mb of DDR ram?
> > 
> > Sides, who brought 'price/performance' onto this list? Dont know thats never a
> > factor on the beowulf list? :)
> > 
> > /kc
> >  
> > > Sincerely,
> > > Josip
> > > 
> > > P.S. Sony's PS2 Linux Beta Kit has been announced this April in Japan
> > > (see http://ps2.ign.com/news/33873.html or
> > > http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2712751,00.html).  Xbox
> > > will probably not see anything similar from Microsoft.  Other game boxes
> > > may be less powerful, but may have better prospects with Linux.  
> > > 
> > > 
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