Cluster Vs Cluster

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  1. coeus macrumors member

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    Does anybody know if there has ever been a cluster battle between PowerPC and Pentiums?

    If there has been could someone give me a site to go look at?

    thanks alot.
     
  2. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    thats a new one
    I haven't seen one..... nor have I looked;)
     
  3. cb911 macrumors 601

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    a cluster battle? like with cluster grenades and that sort of stuff?
     
  4. bobindashadows macrumors 6502

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    Mac's would win hands down

    LMAO

    I think that the cluster battle would be hilariously horrible for the pentiums. It's obvious that the mac cluster would take about 50-500 hours less to hook up than the pentiums, and it's obvious it would do better speedwise. It takes like a week for colleg educated peeps to hook up a linux cluster. A 6th grader can hook up a mac cluster. I forgot the soft you use to do it but i'll look it up :p
     
  5. coeus thread starter macrumors member

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    linux?
    The competition wouldnt be fair then. both clusters would have to use their own native software.
    Pentium - Win2k
    PowerPC - OSX Server

    it be great to know the results, maybe Apple should challenge Wintel.
     
  6. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Re: Cluster Vs Cluster

    Hmmmmm, a Mac cluster going into a head to head battle with a wintel cluster... sounds more like a cluster f*ck to me. :D
     
  7. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    Okay...here is where I learn something for the day.

    What the hell is a cluster in this sense and whats the difference between a mac, pc and or linux one?
     
  8. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    clusters are multiple computers parallel processing information... Basically 16 processors do work faster than 1, so they work together. scalable computing can be many sizes... it's kind of like Seti@home...

    As for software, I used launchdenmother by some grad students at UCLA... there's probably more sophisticated software out there by now tho...

    :)
    pnw
     
  9. cb911 macrumors 601

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    thanks paulwhannel, i was getting a bit confused. so i guess i'll leave grenades out of this one.:)
     

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