[Beowulf] Re: ECC support on motherboards?

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Tue May 20 22:16:01 EDT 2008


I am in the Eee PC club as well. I got one last fall
the day they went on sale. This was just before SC07.
All week people walked up to me and said
"Is that one of those ..." and before they
could finish I said "Yes it is" and proceeded
to give them the 2 minute tour (complete with
shutdown and reboot) I recently read that the
sub-notebook market is now called the
"the netbook" market. For me Firefox, OpenOffice,
and a shell for ssh covers about 90% of what I do
when I travel (I installed Lyx for good measure as well).
And yes "I have imagined a beowulf cluster of Th-Eee's"

--
Doug


>> 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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