[Beowulf] New Iranian clusters - GPU based ?

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Fri Feb 25 07:07:01 PST 2011

Christopher Samuel wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Apparently Iran claims to have 2 new supers, the larger
> at 89TF.

Big deal. We have one that can win on Jeopardy! ;)

> http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9211058/Iran_claims_two_new_supercomputers
> Looking at the photos they look like SuperMicro boxes,
> some 2I with lots of disks and some that look remarkably
> like GPU boxes - compare this picture:
> http://www.mehrnews.com/mehr_media/image/2011/02/623838_orig.jpg
> and this SuperMicro GPU 1U box:
> http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/6016/SYS-6016GT-TF.cfm?GPU=TM1
> They look the same to me though of course there's no way to
> tell if GPUs are in them, but the spacing between them does
> seem to imply that they kick out a fair amount of heat..

...or they spaced them out just so they'd take up more racks and look
more impressive.

> Interesting!
> cheers,
> Chris
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Prentice Bisbal
Linux Software Support Specialist/System Administrator
School of Natural Sciences
Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton, NJ

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