Douglas Johnson djohnson at
Tue Oct 1 18:36:40 EDT 2002

Hi Dan,

Sorry, mistyped. We purchased the zx6000 (dual cpu) with the rack mount
kit. I can't tell what the difference is between the rx2600 and the zx6000
when one purchases the rack kit...


On Tue, 1 Oct 2002, Daniel Kidger wrote:

> Pacific Northwestern National Lab has an Itanium II cluster.
> There were only around 80 processors (as 2U 1GHz dual-cpu HP rx2600's) when
> I visited earlier in the year, but the final size will be around 1400 CPUs.
> e.g.
> I also know of 5 other sites that have smaller Itanium II clusters.
> (for information Doug's HP zx2000 nodes are AFAIK single CPU desktop boxes
> that rack as 4U units - so probably offer better price performance as long
> as you have the space)
> Yours,
> Daniel.
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> Dr. Dan Kidger, Quadrics Ltd.      daniel.kidger at
> One Bridewell St., Bristol, BS1 2AA, UK         0117 915 5505
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