[Beowulf] Thinking about going used

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Feb 11 19:18:55 EST 2010


> -----Original Message-----
> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Gerald Creager
> Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 2:53 PM
> To: David Mathog
> Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Thinking about going used
> 
> I've been getting Dell 1425's for <$100 and adding $150 worth of memory
> to make 'em a usable small server. I think they're OK for low-end
> compute nodes, but watching the list there are other machines more suitable.
> 
> gerry
> 

At first, I thought you were referring to the inspiron 1425s, which are a laptop of sorts.. then I found the SC1425.  

For a demo cluster or fooling around, at $200-250/each (4GB RAM, 80GB disk, etc.) this kind of thing seems pretty attractive. Makes the under $2K non-trivial cluster doable.

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