[Beowulf] Ethernet break through?
James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Apr 3 16:46:34 PDT 2007
At 12:03 PM 4/3/2007, matt jones wrote:
>>you say that, but don't PS2 and PS3 make ideal compute nodes for
>>some applications like rendering and 3D and 4D (time as the 4th) ?
>>a PS3 cluster is already out there somewhere...
>>especially if you take cost into account, a retail PS3 has the
>>processing power (if you can access it) of a number of P4
>>processors or the like, and costs less!
>>PS2's were a bit slow to be honest, but with HDD's and networking,
>>along with Xboxes make good web servers for small scale. and use
>>less energy than a equivalent Piii or P4 system :-)
James Lux, P.E.
Spacecraft Radio Frequency Subsystems Group
Flight Communications Systems Section
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 161-213
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena CA 91109
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