[Beowulf] Ethernet break through?

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Apr 3 19:46:34 EDT 2007


At 12:03 PM 4/3/2007, matt jones wrote:

>>you say that, but don't PS2 and PS3 make ideal compute nodes for 
>>some applications like rendering and 3D and 4D (time as the 4th) ?
>>
>>a PS3 cluster is already out there somewhere...


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>>especially if you take cost into account, a retail PS3 has the 
>>processing power (if you can access it) of a number of P4 
>>processors or the like, and costs less!
>>PS2's were a bit slow to be honest, but with HDD's and networking, 
>>along with Xboxes make good web servers for small scale. and use 
>>less energy than a equivalent Piii or P4 system :-)
>>________________________________




James Lux, P.E.
Spacecraft Radio Frequency Subsystems Group
Flight Communications Systems Section
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 161-213
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