[Beowulf] Computer on a stick

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Feb 28 18:27:08 EST 2012


And from a simple statement in that paper:
"It is clear from these results that higher bandwidth networks are required"

Did an entire industry spring..


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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.

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