[Beowulf] small file systems

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 13:28:39 EDT 2007


Robert,
That's just the kind of thing I've been looking for, for quite awhile.
Tricked out to be a compute node (max speed, RAM, Flash, ethernet, but no
video stuff, or video in, Heaven forbid) it's unit price is $78 in the base
lot of one thousand; I'd buy a box of ten, which would total $1560 (not
counting cables etc and whatever I use as file server/head node). So max
thruput would be 10x 500 MHz, sorta a 5GHz computer for $1600, which is a
deal, for sufficiently distributable apps, which I got. So thanks, this
definitely establishes a minimum target for me. The Alpha boxen are free but
few.
Peter



> ...  It's
> pretty easy to find functional motherboards this size or smaller for
> prices as low as $52:
>
>
> http://www.compulab.co.il/x270cm/html/x270-cm-datasheet.htm?gclid=CIX86d3slo4CFR5uUAodVT-jQQ
>
> with all the integrated peripherals required to make a nice, little,
> ...   rgb
>
> >
>


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