[Beowulf] MS Cray

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Tue Sep 16 16:35:31 EDT 2008


Gus Correa wrote:
> Dear Beowulf and COTS fans
> 
> For those of you who haven't read the news today:
> 
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/16/cray_baby_super/
> 
> IGIDH (I guess it doesn't help.)
> 
> Gus Correa
> 

Quote from article:

"It's also attempting to lure scientists and researchers with
discretionary IT budgets to forget using shared, giant clusters and get
their own box and tuck it in behind their desk where no one can see it
to run their workloads locally. The personal supercomputer is not a new
idea, but this is the first time that Cray is trying it out in the market."

That will work great until the newbie scientists find that airflow into
a computer tucked in "behind their desk where no one can see it" is piss
poor, and that fans powerful enough to provide adequate airflow "behind
the desk where no one can see it" are going to be LOUD.

-- 
Prentice
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