[Beowulf] Re: Mac Mini Monster (fwd from kstaats at terrasoftsolutions.com)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Jan 20 12:04:40 EST 2005


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From: Kai Staats <kstaats at terrasoftsolutions.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 09:48:50 -0700
To: Kit Plummer <christopher_plummer at raytheon.com>
Cc: Apple Scitech Mailing List <scitech at lists.apple.com>
Subject: Re: Mac Mini Monster
Organization: Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
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Reply-To: kstaats at terrasoftsolutions.com

Kit,

> Kind of reminds of that brick you guys used to have...

Indeed. I was thinking the same thing. The briQ still exists (from its OEM, 
Total Impact) but has been limited (in my opinion) its keeping up w/the CPU 
performance curve (for HPC). I will assume that if IBM/Apple can eventually 
move a 970-based CPU into a laptop, the mini too could harbor a G5.

In my mind (similar to the Cluster Node vs the Xserve), a stripped-down mini 
(sans CD, video, local drive) w/2 gig-e and shared power would be 
interesting.

kai
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