[Beowulf] why we need cheap, open learning clusters
Lux, Jim (337C)
james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon May 13 17:56:22 PDT 2013
I use the term "personal workstation cluster" when describing a Limulus. The "workstation" implies a more technical machine.
"personal supercomputer" works well for headlines, but I believe the terms "personal" and "supercomputer" are somewhat orthogonal.
Not orthogonal if you have plenty of spare cash around. I'm sure that if Larry Ellison wanted to put a Beowulf in one of the houses he owns on Carbon Beach in Malibu for his personal amusement, it would be a "personal supercomputer"..
(or, for that matter, an old Cray, with the stylish round couch...)
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