Small cluster

Dean Johnson dtj at
Mon Oct 28 13:36:27 EST 2002

On Mon, 2002-10-28 at 12:21, Garriss, Michael wrote:
> I have a $5000 budget to build a sort of "proof of concept" cluster before a
> larger sum of money gets spent.  Any suggestions on getting the most bang
> for the buck.  The application is a simulation that would benefit from
> parallel computation and lots'o RAM.

You should probably be able to get like 4 reasonable dual AMD boxes with
a cheapy gigabit switch and gigabit NICs. Thats just off the top of my
head. If it isn't terribly network-bound, you could probably get more
memory and faster cpus.


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