[Beowulf] 96 Processors Under Your Desktop (fwd from brian-slashdotnews at hyperreal.org)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Aug 30 07:05:45 PDT 2004

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From: brian-slashdotnews at hyperreal.org
Date: 30 Aug 2004 13:26:01 -0000
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Subject: 96 Processors Under Your Desktop
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Link: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/08/30/1112254
Posted by: Hemos, on 2004-08-30 12:40:00

   from the build-your-own-small-cluster dept.
   [1]Roland Piquepaille writes "A small Santa Clara-based company,
   [2]Orion Multisystems, today unveils a new concept in computing,
   '[3]cluster workstations.' In October, you'll be able to choose
   between a 12-processor unit for less than $10,000 or a 96-processor
   system for less than $100,000. These new systems are powered by
   Efficeon processor from Transmeta and are running Fedora Linux version
   2.6.6. Apparently, this new company has friends in the industry. You
   already can read articles in CNET News.com ("[4]A renaissance for the
   workstation?"), the New York Times ("[5]A PC That Packs Real Power,
   and All Just for Me," free registration, permanent link) and the Wall
   Street Journal ("[6]Orion Sees Gold in Moribund Workstations," paid
   registration). The company is targeting engineers, life scientists and
   movie animators. It's too early to know if the company can be
   successful, but I would certainly have to get one of these systems
   under my desk. In [7]this overview, I've picked the essential details
   from the three stories mentioned above."


   1. http://radio.weblogs.com/0105910/
   2. http://www.orionmulti.com/
   3. http://www.orionmulti.com/news/pr_083020041
   4. http://news.com.com/2100-1003-5327293.html
   5. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/30/technology/30work.html?ex=1085198400&en=51c69f7db26619fb&ei=5040&partner=USERLAND
   6. http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB109381849182803993,00.html
   7. http://radio.weblogs.com/0105910/2004/08/30.html

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