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Old Oct 11, 2003, 01:00 PM   #1
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Streamed TV-spot from G5 supercomputer at Virginia Tech.


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Old Oct 11, 2003, 01:54 PM   #2
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I can't view it; its windows media

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?

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Old Oct 11, 2003, 02:06 PM   #3
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Re: I can't view it; its windows media

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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?

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yeah im using WMP also, I can view the stream but I get no sound.
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Old Oct 11, 2003, 02:34 PM   #4
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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.
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Old Oct 11, 2003, 03:57 PM   #5
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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.
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Old Oct 11, 2003, 04:46 PM   #6
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Need to use Real Player. Check McNN for link.
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Old Oct 11, 2003, 05:34 PM   #7
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Sorry error, check out link at MacNN
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Old Oct 11, 2003, 08:32 PM   #8
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here is a more direct link..

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
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 12:39 AM   #9
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BBC Video Converted to QuickTime Movie.

I've converted the BBC Windows Media Player clip in to a QuickTime Movie (320x240 - 16MB).

Enjoy!

http://www.chisenski.com/iMovieTheater18.html
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 12:57 AM   #10
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thanx walterc, I feel much better now
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 01:17 AM   #11
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Re: BBC Video Converted to QuickTime Movie.

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



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Old Oct 12, 2003, 07:32 AM   #13
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G5 way more effective (cost and performance) then Dell Xeon.

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/usarticl...ArticleID=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?
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Re: G5 way more effective (cost and performance) then Dell Xeon.

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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 ]

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Old Oct 12, 2003, 10:07 AM   #16
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Re: G5 way more effective (cost and performance) then Dell Xeon.

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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.
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 02:15 PM   #17
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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?
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Re: G5 way more effective (cost and performance) then Dell Xeon.

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[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.

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