[Beowulf] commercial clusters

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 09:56:07 EDT 2006


Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> If it was possible to build your own cluster in easy manner and then run
> for
> example a chessprogram at it in a user friendly way,
> there would be 100k+ clusters right now of 64 cpu's and more.

I think you maybe overestimate the number of chess players who can
challenge existing chess programs on their standard PC. I also think you
overestimate the number of chess players with ~$10k to blow on a cluster.

Probably much more common to use a hefty SMP rig.

-- 
Geoffrey D. Jacobs

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