rather unfortunate article on Mac

Art Edwards edwards at icantbelieveimdoingthis.com
Thu Jan 31 23:31:26 EST 2002


On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 08:48:11PM -0600, Bari Ari wrote:
> We looked at building some very dense clusters using the G4s. The 
> floating point performance is great (15Gflops peak) as well as the raw 
> performance vs. power consumption (21watts at 1GHz). The main drawbacks are 
> price of the CPUs (though the new 7455s are only $125/10k for the 800MHz 
> versions), lack of support from Motorola and lack of any decent 
> clustering software such as Scyld.

Is it still true that the vector processors only handle single precision
floating point?

> 
> Bari
> 
> Mark Hahn wrote:
> 
> >http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,50078,00.html
> >
> >a heady mixture of raw Apple marketing and some pretty strange
> >slams of Beowulf and Linux.  hmm, oh, I see, and a bit of self-promotion...
> >
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