[Beowulf] Re: ECC support on motherboards?
hahn at mcmaster.ca
Tue May 20 21:14:59 EDT 2008
> If I were MS I would be real worried about this.
> But then, I'm just a cluster geek.
me too, both ;)
> Splashtop, if I understand it correctly quickly
> launches a lightweight Linux capable of running
> certain applications like firefox.
I treated myself to an asus eeepc recently - even loaded with
all the stock software, the install consumes 650M. I think it's
a reasonable point of comparison - you can criticize the eeepc
(unimpressive battery, not many pixels, etc), but it's really quite useful.
as a desktop, with a comfortable display and a normal amount of ram
(incredibly cheap these days), and less speed/power compromise on the cpu,
it would be impressive. easy to imagine working well for 80%
of all computer uses. pretty disruptive...
come to think of it, Apple should be concerned as well, even if their
main market is >$1k pcs (other than ipods, of course).
obligatory cluster content: does anyone know how to go about
scraping up $30k or so to buy ~100 eeepcs for a performance/installation
art piece? the idea is to hang them throughout a hall, a wifi-connected
cluster that attendees walk through, interacting via webcam, audio, video.
call it cloud computing ;)
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