better name than BigMac

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  1. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

    jayb2000

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    OK, we know VT's is coing to be called BigMac (and it looks like BigMac2), but there have to be enough creative people out there to come up with some better names for Apple/OS X clusters

    Xpack
    The Orchard (its a cluster of Apples..)
    G500

    ok, those stink.
    But anyone else?
     
  2. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

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    How about W.H.O.P.E.R. BigMac, W.H.O.P.E.R, get it? Oh wait, that name is already taken. . .

    /I got nothing
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Anybody want to play a game?

    How about global thermonuclear war?
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    HAL 9000

    It would be damn funny if they did use that, though :D

    Or Deep Thought - Douglas Adams was a macophile as well....

    D
     
  5. IIvan macrumors regular

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    Wargames!!!!

    Thats Awesome!! It was such a terrible movie- i love 200 bit modems that are actually phones and manually closing 5 inch floppies and..

    Hale to the nerds!:D
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Naming any computer W.H.O.P.E.R. reminded me too much of this...

    [​IMG]
     
  7. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    I have to say that "The Orchard" sounds pretty cool.

    Hmm...maybe MacAttack?

    "High Fives?"

    "Giant room of Macs?"
     
  8. IIvan macrumors regular

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    I think that in keeping with the age of the "original" WOPR :D, they should network them all through ADB somehow...

    Just imagine: News Flash! VTs new supercomputer with 1100 Macs breaks a new barrier... 850 FLOPs!!!

    woohoo
     
  9. benixau macrumors 65816

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    Hi-5. And now all we need is one of those logos on the side of each machine.
     
  10. alxths macrumors 6502

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    Maximus Prime or Maximor!!!

    Gluteus Maximus?

    If there were a million cpus you could call it Maxamillion(maximilian).. well.. i'm sure there's a million of SOMETHING in that cluster..
     
  11. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    The Orchard would be good for the room, wing, and/or building the cluster is in, but Big Mac is perfect for the cluster itself.
     
  12. benixau macrumors 65816

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    The truck company may have something to say about that name
     
  13. szark macrumors 68030

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    Just wanted to point out that the official name of Virginia Tech's cluster is System X, not Big Mac.
     
  14. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    What truck company? :confused:
     
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  16. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    How about

    "the little apple that could"
    or

    "supercalafragalisticmacannotias -- X"


    "mad mac's ( :rolleyes: )"

    or, or

    "eleven double O " (1100) -- get it, get it


    NOTE: this is not a spam, i'm dead serious.
     
  17. jayb2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    GROM

    GROM - thats not bad

    COX - Cluster of Xservers
    BOX - Barnfull of Xservers
    OX - OSX Xserver
    ROX - Racks of Xservers
    DETOX - Deathstart Equipped Totally Of Xservers
     
  18. KC9AIC macrumors 6502

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    I was going to comment about its name being "System X." but szark beat me to it. should it be called "System XServe," or would that be bland and unoriginal?
     

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