/. MS vs. university Beowulfs

Greg Lindahl lindahl at conservativecomputer.com
Fri Feb 22 13:57:23 EST 2002


On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 06:51:08PM +0100, Daniel Pfenniger wrote:

> The Cornell university NT cluster is the only case I have heard of
> that was designed to perform calculations like a Beowulf cluster. 

NCSA had a bigger one, but decided to switch to Linux.

> I believe to recollect its cost was $3M for 256 procs, not really 
> cheap.  

But that cost was driven by some weird hardware choices: 4 cpu boxes.

-- greg
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