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LosLobos, UNM Linux Supercomputer

By nascent in News
Thu Mar 23, 2000 at 04:22:23 PM EST
Tags: Hardware (all tags)
Hardware

A Linux supercomputer (256 IBM Netfinity servers) is being created by the University of New Mexico. The article covers design philosophy, problems associated with the creation, and it's potential uses. Wired has the story here.

"The Netfinity servers are linked together using special clustering software and high-speed networking hardware, which causes the separate units to act as one computer, delivering a processing speed of 375 gigaflops, or 375 billion operations per second."

Ouch.


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LosLobos, UNM Linux Supercomputer | 8 comments (8 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
Noooooooo! UNM is winning the super... (none / 0) (#6)
by fluffy grue on Thu Mar 23, 2000 at 01:57:39 AM EST

fluffy grue voted 1 on this story.

Noooooooo! UNM is winning the supercomputing arms race against NMSU! *pout*

At the NMSU CS department, we have, in addition to a 32-node P2-350-based Beowulf, a whole bunch of 14-CPU SPARCs, a few dozen P2-400 Linux servers which waste most of their available CPU time on zombie Netscape processes and xlock instead of doing something useful like being a high-latency Beowulf, and a whole bunch of other specialized multiprocessor systems for parallel computing research. NMSU as a whole also used to have a 14-node SP2 on loan from IBM, but for some reason IBM decided it wasn't worth sponsoring us on the use of it when we didn't even have a chance to start anything neat on it.
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Sounds like an IBM "university push... (none / 0) (#8)
by The-Dev on Thu Mar 23, 2000 at 02:16:01 AM EST

The-Dev voted 1 on this story.

Sounds like an IBM "university push" promotion.

Man, that would make a kick-ass Beo... (none / 0) (#1)
by rusty on Thu Mar 23, 2000 at 02:46:38 AM EST

rusty voted 1 on this story.

Man, that would make a kick-ass Beowulf... oh wait. Never mind.

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Hmm, why doesn't nascent just get k... (none / 0) (#3)
by Fish on Thu Mar 23, 2000 at 06:40:54 AM EST

Fish voted -1 on this story.

Hmm, why doesn't nascent just get kuro5hin to mirror wired?

I wonder if someone has said that a... (none / 0) (#2)
by hattig on Thu Mar 23, 2000 at 10:36:27 AM EST

hattig voted 1 on this story.

I wonder if someone has said that a "G4 will still beat the pants off of this machine" :-)

... (none / 0) (#7)
by marlowe on Thu Mar 23, 2000 at 10:38:54 AM EST

marlowe voted 1 on this story.

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Hmmm. I've always wanted to do this... (none / 0) (#5)
by Skippy on Thu Mar 23, 2000 at 02:25:28 PM EST

Skippy voted 0 on this story.

Hmmm. I've always wanted to do this. I wonder how many Netfinity's I can sqirrel away from the datacenter upstairs and hide in a closet until they notice? :-)
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No kidding, ouch. Who the heck nee... (none / 0) (#4)
by Inoshiro on Thu Mar 23, 2000 at 04:22:23 PM EST

Inoshiro voted 1 on this story.

No kidding, ouch. Who the heck needs simple metric prefixs explained? Giga = billion, mega = million... Oh, wait, whose nation is the nation of millions of ounces/slugs/pounds/miles ;-)

So much for progress (duck)



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