[Beowulf] Computer on a stick
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Wed Feb 29 08:52:42 EST 2012
There is a very good article in Linux magazine written by
Tom Sterling in 2003 that provides a first person history
(I have used it to stamp out more than a few urban legends)
> And from a simple statement in that paper:
> "It is clear from these results that higher bandwidth networks are
> 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:
> # 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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