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joshwest
Jul 11, 2006, 12:03 PM
I know its expensive and would be a major super computer but does anyone know of anyone doing this yet?



Mitthrawnuruodo
Jul 11, 2006, 12:12 PM
Doing what?

Sun Baked
Jul 11, 2006, 01:49 PM
http://www.apple.com/xserve/cluster/

iBookG4user
Jul 11, 2006, 01:50 PM
I think he wants to use a Powermac G5 Quad to run windows using parallel. If you were talking about this then no it's not possible.

EDIT: nevermind I was wrong.

joshwest
Jul 11, 2006, 02:38 PM
What i was talking about was one of the main features on the PowerMac G5's when the quads came out. everyone was saying you could buy tow of them and run them in parallel i wasnt sure if anyone did this or not?

Sun Baked
Jul 11, 2006, 02:46 PM
What i was talking about was one of the main features on the PowerMac G5's when the quads came out. everyone was saying you could buy tow of them and run them in parallel i wasnt sure if anyone did this or not?Only for the apps that you decide to write to take advantage of this, otherwise there are few load sharing apps available.

If you just use the standard apps it would be a complete waste of time and $3500 -- it would end up one expensive server or paper weight..

Eidorian
Jul 11, 2006, 02:48 PM
Xgrid get?

solaris
Jul 11, 2006, 02:50 PM
It is possible, and already done (Dual G5, not Quad that is)!
http://www.chaosmint.com/mac/techclusterphotos/
http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/12/143259

joshwest
Jul 11, 2006, 03:19 PM
yeah thats insane..

DMPDX
Jul 11, 2006, 03:47 PM
It is possible, and already done (Dual G5, not Quad that is)!
http://www.chaosmint.com/mac/techclusterphotos/
http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/12/143259
I went to see the supercomputer itself when I was over at VP-VPI-VPI-hey-hey (what they were chanting after a football victory.)

Hobodale
Jul 11, 2006, 03:49 PM
It is possible, and already done (Dual G5, not Quad that is)!
http://www.chaosmint.com/mac/techclusterphotos/
http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/12/143259


HOLY $h!T Batman!!!!!!:eek: