[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.
Eugen Leitl wrote:
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> Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 09:28:57 -0500
> To: "Leitl, Eugen -id#3h6-" <eugen at leitl.org>
> Subject: CCL: Wireless cluster
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> Sent to CCL by: John McKelvey [jmmckel!^!attglobal.net]
> Please don't laugh, or maybe this is so funny [ridiculous?] that you'll
> get a good laugh, and it will make your day!
> 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?"
> Please share your laughs...
> John McKelvey
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