[Beowulf] commercial clusters

Stuart Midgley sdm900 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 20:41:17 EDT 2006


actually, their IO requirements are not that great.  Certainly the  
systems that I run have far greater io capacity for a much smaller  
cpu count than the seismic machines.



> Hi Stu and friends,
>
> Seismic is a totally different beastie.  He probably
> does not want to do that.
>
> You have very serious performance parameters you need
> to maintain.  The sheer size of data I/O is mind
> numbing for those not working in the field.  By the
> time you start with 5+TB of data, travel time data
> (needed on even higher performance storage), space for
> temporary files and results, the 400-1000 nodes that
> will be running hard over the next 4-6 weeks...  And I
> just thought the procurement costs were hard.  Add to
> that infrastructure to support and AC, security, etc.
> You have spent a couple of fortunes.


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Dr Stuart Midgley
sdm900 at gmail.com


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