[Beowulf] commercial clusters

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Thu Sep 28 08:49:39 EDT 2006


On Wednesday 27 September 2006 5:10 am, Angel Dimitrov wrote:

>  Is there many clients for processor time? As I saw the biggest
> supercomputers in the World are very busy! I'm wondering if it's
> worthwhile to setup a commercial cluster. Intel are planning for new
> processors - two CPUs each with quad cores. Two such machines will
> have power like one 50 GHz CPU:-)

A couple of companies have tried it, no one seems to make a go of it.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/25/sun_grid_slip/

I don't know if anything has changed since then over the last year..

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