[Beowulf] Oldest functioning clusters

Roger L. Smith roger at ERC.MsState.Edu
Mon Nov 22 21:50:45 EST 2004


On Mon, 22 Nov 2004, Robert G. Brown wrote:

> You need a few more rules.  Do we count a cluster as being in continuous
> service even if its hardware has rolled over several times in its
> existence?

Ok, fair enough, but I don't really want to be too pedantic about it.
Let's say that it has to be substantially original.  The vast majority of
the nodes must be substantially original.

> If yes, brahma has been running continuously since the fall of '96,
> although the last of its original systems (200 MHz PPros) have been dead
> for a year or three now.

I don't think that this would meet the definition.

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