[Beowulf] 32 nodes cluster price

xingqiu yuan xingqiuyuan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 19:48:53 EDT 2007

In deed, we understand that our question is too general, and it is really
very hard to what the price is. But we really don't have any good idea about
which type of cluster structure is suitable for us. We work on computational
plasma physics, basically doing some magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) and particle
simulations for fusion and space plasmas. Most of our codes were written in
C++ and Fortran using MPI, so in this point of view, our codes can be run on
any type of supercomputers, but the code use a lot of memory and output huge
data. We want to buy a small cluster to fill in the gap between our Lab. and
supercomputer center.

On 10/5/07, Joe Landman <landman at scalableinformatics.com> wrote:
> Mark Hahn wrote:
> [...]
> > if you're really taking the extreme of high disk-to-cpu ratio,
> > HP has a product which puts 14xSATA disks in 2U with a single socket
> > for about $11k (US list).  sun's thumper is 48x750 in 4U, I think; I
> don't
> > know what kind of cpu it has locally.
> ... FWIW our JackRabbit unit supports 48 x 1TB (1000GB) drives in 5U ...
> A terabyte here, a terabyte there, and soon you are talking about real
> storage ... :)
> Sun uses Opteron 280's, which are dual core socket 940 processors.  They
> are limited to 4 cores and 16 GB ram.  Again, FWIW, our JackRabbit can
> hit 16 cores and 64 GB ram.
> --
> Joseph Landman, Ph.D
> Founder and CEO
> Scalable Informatics LLC,
> email: landman at scalableinformatics.com
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