Mac clusters...

Andrew Wang andrewxwang at yahoo.com.tw
Wed Sep 10 22:04:12 EDT 2003


Sounds to me they chose Apple due to the better
cost/performance, but you can get more information
from the presentation:

http://www.chaosmint.com/mac/vt-supercomputer/

One thing which is not mentioned is the batch system,
are they going to use PBS or SGE, anyone?

Andrew.

 --- "Walters, David" <David_Walters at sra.com>
的訊息:> Does anyone know where their funding came
from?  Did
> they choose Apple based
> on a cost/benefit analysis, or is Apple paying them?
>  I am thinking back to
> the numbers that came out of the Cornell Theory
> Center here... Same
> scenario?
> 
> Dave Walters
> Project Manager/Sr. Management Analyst, EPA IIASC
> SRA International, Inc.
> 919-474-4318
> david_walters at sra.com
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rayson Ho [mailto:raysonlogin at yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 5:32 PM
> To: beowulf
> Subject: Mac clusters...
> 
> 
> 1100 dual G5s to build a supercomputer:
> 
>
http://www.computerweekly.com/articles/article.asp?liArticleID=124559&liFlav
> ourID=1&sp=1
> 
> And this cluster is interesting too:
> 
> --- "Hunt, Derek" <derek.hunt at yale.edu> wrote:
> > Hello all, this is in response to Charles D.
> Norton's post regarding 
> > Xserve clusters.
> > 
> > Site: Yale School Of Management
> > Yale University
> > Hardware Vendor: Apple Computer
> > Number of nodes: 45
> > Number of processors: 90
> > Total Memory: 90GB
> > Interconnect Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
> > OS: 10.2.6 with current patches
> > Comm Software: MPICH, Sun Gridengine
> > Application Software: GridMathematica, Matlab,
> C/C++, Fortran Mail 
> > application area Scientific Computing: Financial
> Research, Statistical 
> > Analysis Year installed/upgraded: 2003
> > 
> > We are in the initial stages of deployment now.
> > 
> > on a side note, I will be giving a talk on
> September 25th in 
> > Rochester, MN at the linux users group (more
> details at 
> > http://www.k-lug.org) if anyone is interested in
> hearing the various 
> > trials we encountered during
> > installation/deployment.
> > 
> > - Derek
> 
> 
> 
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