[Beowulf] FY;) the Helmer cluster

Eric Thibodeau kyron at neuralbs.com
Thu Oct 9 22:52:22 EDT 2008


Dan.Kidger at quadrics.com wrote:
> Looking at the CAD drawings - is there any reason why the nodes are built into circular columns, rather than traditional cuboid boxes?
> If anything such a design does not make full use of the physical space available.
>
> And if you did pack the columns as drawn (with vertical water pipes in the gaps) - how do you service the nodes to replace failed components, water leaks et al. ?
>
> And also (I do work for an interconnect company after all) how would all this get wired up together as a cluster?
>   
Awww com on, don't yo believe in fluffware? I say he goes full wifi :P
> Daniel
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Chris Samuel
> Sent: 09 October 2008 04:41
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> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] FY;) the Helmer cluster
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> ----- "Igor Kozin" <i.n.kozin at googlemail.com> wrote:
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>   
>> lol the guy surely is very ambitious - 4 PFLOPS for $0.9M
>> http://helmer3.sfe.se/
>>     
>
> Sadly it looks like that's based on the single precision
> numbers for graphics cards, rather than double..
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