[Beowulf] Mac Mini Monster (fwd from drewmccormack at mac.com)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Jan 12 05:39:55 EST 2005

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From: Drew McCormack <drewmccormack at mac.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:08:05 +0100
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Subject: Mac Mini Monster
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Has anyone out there thought about the possibility of building a Mac 
Mini cluster? I can imagine that for certain applications, that don't  
do much in the way of communicating, it could be a cheap option. They 
couldn't require too much in the way of energy, and you can probably 
stack 50 on a 2m x 1m desk.

The idea reminds me a bit of people that build Sony Playstation 
clusters, except Mac mini is the real deal. OS X under the hood. Hard 
disk. You name it.

Just an idea,

 Dr. Drew McCormack (Kmr. R153)
 Afd. Theoretische Chemie
 Faculteit Exacte Wetenschappen
 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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