[Beowulf] who is buying those $200 PCs from wal-mart?
hahn at mcmaster.ca
Thu Nov 15 00:39:44 EST 2007
I'm a little surprised by this - personally, I think there's a large,
under-developed market for minimal-function PCs. haven't we all met
people who think that the web browser _is_ not only the internet,
but also the computer? but I wonder whether there aren't some of you
out there buying up these boxes to make clusters.
yes, I know: Via C7-D 1.5 GHz is hardly competitive with a quad-core penryn.
but maybe something disk-intensive and embarassingly parallel?
I'd love to hear stories. heck, I'd get a huge kick out of it
if the integrated nic can do PXE ;)
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