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May 26, 2005, 11:54 PM
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iMeowbot
May 27, 2005, 12:24 AM
The article doesn't seem to answer the first question people around here are likely to have: how many nodes? It's 130, according to this (http://www.ncaf.co.uk/htm/pubs/nwks43.pdf) PDF.

dracoleb
May 27, 2005, 12:31 AM
So how long until it becomes self aware?

mad jew
May 27, 2005, 12:36 AM
The article doesn't seem to answer the first question people around here are likely to have: how many nodes? It's 130, according to this (http://www.ncaf.co.uk/htm/pubs/nwks43.pdf) PDF.


:eek: I bet you could have like 70 widgets on at any one time with all that power!

nagromme
May 27, 2005, 12:44 AM
Thanks for the PDF--I was looking for that info for my "Big List of Mac Clusters" :) (Which I will, for once, refrain from re-posting here unless someone wants it.)

Now... if anyone can find how many nodes AstroVision plans to use I'll be REALLY impressed...

iMeowbot
May 27, 2005, 12:54 AM
:eek: I bet you could have like 70 widgets on at any one time with all that power!
Yeah yeah, there are plenty of offices with more raw computing power than that, but all that power is going into Solitaire and iTunes, while these Macs are literally reading minds! :cool:

outerspaceapple
May 27, 2005, 01:10 AM
Looks like more and more people are finding out that Macs are more secure and productive than windows boxes. Great stuff, good thing Apple introduced XGrid or else this might be very complicated. :D

Images of the brain today, memory modification tomorrow? Who knows, but the Mac is helping us get there. :cool:

russed
May 27, 2005, 02:37 AM
wow thats really cool and i live less than a mile from it!

Applespider
May 27, 2005, 02:57 AM
The article doesn't seem to answer the first question people around here are likely to have: how many nodes? It's 130, according to this (http://www.ncaf.co.uk/htm/pubs/nwks43.pdf) PDF.

How true - you'd have thought they'd have added it to the bottom along with the

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DaleMox
May 27, 2005, 05:04 AM
wow thats really cool and i live less than a mile from it!

Haha! I live 10 mins away from the science park, just need to cross campus and I'm there :-)

Dale

Lacero
May 27, 2005, 05:11 AM
The first neural network.

russed
May 27, 2005, 07:05 AM
Haha! I live 10 mins away from the science park, just need to cross campus and I'm there :-)

Dale

wow! are you at york uni? i am!

bentley
May 27, 2005, 08:03 AM
30 minutes on the train :)

Lacero
May 27, 2005, 08:05 AM
16 hours on the plane. :mad:

friarbayliff
May 27, 2005, 08:21 AM
The article doesn't seem to answer the first question people around here are likely to have: how many nodes? It's 130, according to this (http://www.ncaf.co.uk/htm/pubs/nwks43.pdf) PDF.

I think that's because the base topic of the article (the new Neuroimaging Center), has nothing to do with the exact number of nodes in the computing cluster. They spend much more time discussing the scanning facilities, including the uuber-expensive MRI and MEG scanning machines, etc.

Oh, and for me, it's 3 months by camel :rolleyes:

nagromme
May 27, 2005, 08:42 AM
Two months (until the next Soyuz) for me.

iMeowbot
May 27, 2005, 08:59 AM
I think that's because the base topic of the article (the new Neuroimaging Center), has nothing to do with the exact number of nodes in the computing cluster.

Yes, and the base topic of the article that did give the number of nodes in the cluster was also the YNiC. Since this site is Mac Rumors and not Neuroimaging Rumors, that tidbit seemed to be of interest here. Apologies if the mention of Macs was offensive.

DaleMox
May 27, 2005, 06:50 PM
wow! are you at york uni? i am!

Ye I am, Computer Science year 1. Living in Halifax College.

Anyhow I went to have a look, and it was mainly about 30 old fat guys eating free food, but there were 11 iMac G5s, a dual-screening (20" screens) on a G5, a G5 with a 20" at the reception, and every window I walked past had a G5 with a 20" if not also a 15" Powerbook G4!!! I'm so jealous.

Also one of the iMacs was showing a live broadcast of the cluster, didn't look like 130 XServes, but it was a small QuickTime window. I didn't get the url, and I cant find a link to it in http://www.yorksciencepark.co.uk/ or in http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/presspr/pressreleases/neuroimagingopening.htm but anyway...

Dale

winmacguy
May 28, 2005, 05:24 PM
Thanks for the PDF--I was looking for that info for my "Big List of Mac Clusters" :) (Which I will, for once, refrain from re-posting here unless someone wants it.)

Now... if anyone can find how many nodes AstroVision plans to use I'll be REALLY impressed...

You can IM me a bit later with your updated list if you want nagromme.

russed
May 29, 2005, 01:43 AM
Ye I am, Computer Science year 1. Living in Halifax College.

Anyhow I went to have a look, and it was mainly about 30 old fat guys eating free food, but there were 11 iMac G5s, a dual-screening (20" screens) on a G5, a G5 with a 20" at the reception, and every window I walked past had a G5 with a 20" if not also a 15" Powerbook G4!!! I'm so jealous.

Also one of the iMacs was showing a live broadcast of the cluster, didn't look like 130 XServes, but it was a small QuickTime window. I didn't get the url, and I cant find a link to it in http://www.yorksciencepark.co.uk/ or in http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/presspr/pressreleases/neuroimagingopening.htm but anyway...

Dale

wow, i might have to go up there and have a look. i used to be in Alcuin last year. Its nice to see that have finally started thinking about getting mac's on campus - i have only ever seen one so far and that is in the language department!