Google's cluster

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Mar 17 08:18:28 EST 2003


On Sat, 15 Mar 2003, Brian D. Ropers-Huilman wrote:

> While I have already said it before, it still pains me to say it again. Our 
> cluster, currently at #17 on the Top 500 and the 3rd fastest (benchmarked) 
> Linux cluster (we were #11 and the #1 Linux cluster until the list was 
> officially published), was purchased soley to obtain a spot in the top 10 on 
> the Top 500 list. Period. The science that would be run on the cluster was 
> secondary. The governor of the state made it clear that the money he was 
> granting needed to "show something." A spot in the Top 10 was the goal.

I wish I had just as accomodating a governor handy...;-)

I could probably even manage to work a bit of science in between tuning
the sucker up for linpack...:-)

   rgb

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