Dual CPU nodes?

Dean Johnson dtj at uberh4x0r.org
Sat Oct 19 18:37:50 PDT 2002

On Sat, 2002-10-19 at 18:32, James Russell wrote:
> I have recently become interested in grid/distributed computing.  I want to construct a small (4 node?) cluster for learning purposes and to help with data mining for an M.S. class I am in.  I was wondering if I could use 2 dual processor (Tyan, maybe?) motherboards and get the same results as 4 single boxes, since my room is cramped.  Can anyone help me out?  Also, what kind of power requirements will I need?  Thanks!

A lot of clustering folks use dual cpu boxes. A dual 2.2Ghz xeon boxes
uses about 225 watts, not including monitors and such, while being
heavily used. In a small room, you are more likely to run into heat
problems rather than power, as a standard residential circuit can more
than two dual boxes.

Personally, almost all the machines I have at home are dual boxes. Its
just more economical in the long run.


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