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MacBytes
Jan 21, 2005, 09:01 AM
Category: Apple Hardware
Link: GeoCenter deploys 100 node Xserve G5 cluster .. (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050121100141)
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nagromme
Jan 21, 2005, 11:44 AM
And the list of Xserve clusters grows:

* GeoCenter cluster
(100 dual 2.0 nodes used for seismic data processing (http://www.geocenter.com/news/xserve_overview.html))

* Louisiana State's "Nemaux"
(24 dual G5 nodes with Xgrid, used for 3D animation, audio, and scientific computing (http://www.tgc.com/breaking/2344.html))

* French CGG cluster
(672 dual nodes, integrated into an existing 40 TFLOP cluster for oil prospecting (http://www.hardmac.com/niouzcontenu.php?date=2004-09-03#2783))

* VA Tech's "System X" aka "Big Mac"
(1100 dual 2.3 nodes and counting, used for a range of academic research (http://www.tcf.vt.edu/))

* UCLA's "Dawson"
(128 dual 2.0 nodes, used for plasma physics research (http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?home&NewsID=10601))

* Australian Defence Force's "Checkmate"
(16 dual nodes, used for command and control simulations (http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,8396443%5E15841%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html))

* UNC's cluster
(43 dual nodes, used for proteomics research (http://www.apple.com/pro/science/giddings/))

* UC Davis's cluster
(38 dual nodes, used for Genome Center research (http://www.apple.com/science/profiles/benham/))

* University College Santa Cruz's cluster
(36 dual nodes and counting, used for a range of academic research (http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=9247))

* US Army's "MACH 5"
(1566 dual nodes, used by the Army and NASA for hypersonic flight research (http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=8971))

* U. Maine's "Baby MACH 5"
(256 dual nodes, used for software development and optimization for MACH 5 (http://www.umaine.edu/news/071904/ArmySupercomputer.htm))

Also, the US Navy is using Xserves on board submarines (http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/os/macos/story/0,10801,83783,00.html), to run their Linux-based sonar imaging system.

And VA Tech is considering much larger Mac clusters (http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2004/tc2004083_7126_tc153.htm) in future: "System L" and "System C."

svenr
Jan 21, 2005, 01:40 PM
Weren't there also installations at Oracle and Cisco?

nagromme
Jan 21, 2005, 02:41 PM
I believe Oracle uses Xserve RAIDs, and Cisco uses Xserves AND Xserve RAIDS. I'm not aware of either of them building cluster computers, but who knows?

Also, I don't bother adding small clusters to my list... 16 Xserves or more has been my standard so far.

edesignuk
Jan 21, 2005, 02:42 PM
Also, I don't bother adding small clusters to my list... 16 Xserves or more has been my standard so far.
So the 15 node cluster I have in my garage doesn't count...oh crap! :p

winmacguy
Jan 21, 2005, 05:57 PM
Weren't there also installations at Oracle and Cisco?
Yes there are but in Oracle's case they were for email storage I gather and in Cisco's case for networking and storage.