[Beowulf] Computer on a stick

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Tue Feb 28 17:48:21 EST 2012


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On 29/02/12 02:36, Hearns, John wrote:

> What was the spec of the original Beowulf project nodes?

Their paper says:

http://egscbeowulf.er.usgs.gov/geninfo/Beowulf-ICPP95.pdf

# The Beowulf prototype employs 100 MHz Intel DX4 microprocessors
# and a 500 MByte disk drive per processor.
[...]
# The DX4 delivers greater computational power than other members
# of the 486 family not only from its higher clock speed, but also
# from its 16 KByte primary cache (twice the size of other 486
# primary caches) 6]. Each motherboard also contains a 256 KByte
# secondary cache.

cheers!
Chris
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