Supercomputing performance at 1/10th the cost

Mark Lucas mlucas at
Mon Nov 13 09:52:15 PST 2000

I am in the process of preparing a report on the use of our Beowulf 
cluster on satellite and aerial image processing.  Our experience is 
that the cluster is a very good solution for our problem - coarse 
grained, extremely CPU bound.  I've read in several explanations of 
Beowulf clusters that they can provide equivalent super computing 
performance for 1/10th the cost.  I believe this to be true, but 
would like to back it up with some example cases.  Can anyone point 
me to cost/performance analysis that they have performed?

Thanks in advance.

Mark R Lucas
Chief Technical Officer
ImageLinks Inc.
4450 W Eau Gallie Blvd
Suite 164
Melbourne Fl 32934

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