[Beowulf] [owner-chemistry at ccl.net: CCL: Wireless cluster]

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Fri Mar 24 10:05:41 EST 2006


It might be interesting to use one of the accellerated 802.11G systems 
but it'd only give you UP TO 108 Mb/s half-duplex.

There are other options: 802.16 has some non-standard implementations 
ranging up toward 80 Mb/s full-duplex and there are some gigabit 
half-duplex (but *why*?) wireless services on the horizon.

6-8 processors isn't a real big heat challenge though, and the benefits 
of having the hardware co-located and hardwired seems to outweigh the 
benefit of dispersing the boxes into a bunch of different spaces.

gerry

Eugen Leitl wrote:
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> From: "John McKelvey jmmckel%x%attglobal.net" <owner-chemistry at ccl.net>
> Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 09:28:57 -0500
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> Subject: CCL: Wireless cluster
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> Cheers! 
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> Please don't laugh, or maybe this is so funny [ridiculous?] that you'll 
> get a good laugh, and it will make your day!
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> Anyway, I want to build a small linux cluster [6-8 total processors] but 
> don't have a lot of  cooling in one place.  Running wires would not be 
> practical, if not impossible  Now, the application is extremely 
> coarse-grain, and only a very, very small amount of data gets moved 
> about once initialization of a job is done..  Can it be done "wireless?"
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> Please share your laughs...
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> John McKelvey
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