[Beowulf] commercial clusters

Buccaneer for Hire. buccaneer at rocketmail.com
Thu Sep 28 10:09:23 EDT 2006



--- Chris Samuel <csamuel at vpac.org> wrote:

> 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..
> 

I would think you will need significant industry
contacts (translated as potential customers), and deep
pockets (that's money)to care and feed the cluster.



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