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MacBytes
Oct 11, 2003, 01:00 PM
Category: Videos
Link: Streamed TV-spot from G5 supercomputer at Virginia Tech. (http://www.bbcworld.com/content/template_clickonline.asp?pageid=666&co_pageid=3)

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

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JoeCanadian
Oct 11, 2003, 01:54 PM
The version of Windows Media player I have won't play the stream; how ironic.

Can anyone else view the report on a OS X machine? What player are you using?

JC

TheFish
Oct 11, 2003, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by JoeCanadian
The version of Windows Media player I have won't play the stream; how ironic.

Can anyone else view the report on a OS X machine? What player are you using?

JC

yeah im using WMP also, I can view the stream but I get no sound.

robbieduncan
Oct 11, 2003, 02:34 PM
VLC. No sound with the following message:

main: no suitable decoder module for fourcc ` ms'.
VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.

cb911
Oct 11, 2003, 03:57 PM
i couldn't view it either, so i'm downloading it... if i can view it then i'll put it up somewhere so everyone else can get it. :)

edit>> oh well. it won't play in anything... i don't know what other players to try either. guess i'll just have to watch it on my PC.

duce
Oct 11, 2003, 04:46 PM
Need to use Real Player. Check McNN for link. :)

duce
Oct 11, 2003, 05:34 PM
Sorry error, check out link at MacNN
http://www.macnn.com/

walkingmac
Oct 11, 2003, 08:32 PM
http://macnn.com/rd.php?id=12431
I think this should do it for everyone....

i watched half of it and shut it off cause it was p***ing me off..

enjoy

walterc
Oct 12, 2003, 12:39 AM
I've converted the BBC Windows Media Player clip in to a QuickTime Movie (320x240 - 16MB).

Enjoy!

http://www.chisenski.com/iMovieTheater18.html

walkingmac
Oct 12, 2003, 12:57 AM
thanx walterc, I feel much better now

Genie
Oct 12, 2003, 01:17 AM
Originally posted by walterc
I've converted the BBC Windows Media Player clip in to a QuickTime Movie (320x240 - 16MB).

Enjoy!

http://www.chisenski.com/iMovieTheater18.html


Very cool!
Thanks for the link!

I want to build a cluster like that!

irmongoose
Oct 12, 2003, 05:18 AM
One thing that really really pissed me off: In the whole coverage of the Virginia Tech G5 supercomputer, they only mentioned Apple once.



irmongoose

duce
Oct 12, 2003, 07:32 AM
The VT supercomputer has a potential for 17.6 teraflops using 1100 G5's for $5.2M. Texas A&M is getting a 3.0 teraflops supercomputer using 300 Dell dual 3.06 GHz Xeon for $3.0M.
http://www.computerworld.dk/usarticles.asp?Mode=1&USArticleID=4785

Computing Performanace (CPU/teraflops): Apple 1100/17.6 = 62.5 units, Dell 300/3.0 = 100 units. Apple G5 60% more powerful.

Cost Performance ( $/teraflop): Apple
$5.2M/17.6 = $295,500/tf. Dell $3.0M/3.0 = $1,000,000/tf. Apple G5 is 300% more cost effective. Why is this not in the news?

adamfilip
Oct 12, 2003, 08:25 AM
hehe "Big Mac"

mainstreetmark
Oct 12, 2003, 09:26 AM
Originally posted by duce

Computing Performanace (CPU/teraflops): Apple 1100/17.6 = 62.5 units, Dell 300/3.0 = 100 units. Apple G5 60% more powerful.


37.5% more powerful?

Apple = .0160 Tf/cpu
Dell = .0115 Tf/cpu (based on the 3.45 Tf number)

nevermind. 28% more powerful? [ (160-115)/160 ]

duce
Oct 12, 2003, 10:07 AM
Quote: by mainstreetmark
37.5% more powerful?

Apple = .0160 Tf/cpu
Dell = .0115 Tf/cpu (based on the 3.45 Tf number)

never-mind. 28% more powerful? [ (160-115)/160 ]

My error used 3.0 from an other article.

This makes the CPU count per teraflop at
300/3.45 = 87 not 100.

However the performance is compared to Dell (the reference) hence % difference is (delta)/ref)
Using your #'s
Performance (160-115)/115 =39%. Apple produces 39% more than a Dell (ref) at a cost of 1/3 that of Dell's system.

wdlove
Oct 12, 2003, 02:15 PM
Thank you walterc for the link. All the information is very impressive. What's sad is if the Dell were the winner of the above comparisons it would be all over the news. Why doesn't Apple get the same courtesy?

richters
Oct 13, 2003, 08:53 AM
[i]Cost Performance ( $/teraflop): Apple
$5.2M/17.6 = $295,500/tf. Dell $3.0M/3.0 = $1,000,000/tf. Apple G5 is 300% more cost effective. Why is this not in the news? [/B]

Virginia tech has publicly stated that their choice has been based on cost/performance criteria. And since they are making a good PR effort, I think people (institutions) who want to buy a supercomputer will find out these details from VT.

r.