GeoCenter deploys 100 node Xserve G5 cluster ..

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    And the list of Xserve clusters grows:

    * GeoCenter cluster
    (100 dual 2.0 nodes used for seismic data processing)

    * Louisiana State's "Nemaux"
    (24 dual G5 nodes with Xgrid, used for 3D animation, audio, and scientific computing)

    * French CGG cluster
    (672 dual nodes, integrated into an existing 40 TFLOP cluster for oil prospecting)

    * VA Tech's "System X" aka "Big Mac"
    (1100 dual 2.3 nodes and counting, used for a range of academic research)

    * UCLA's "Dawson"
    (128 dual 2.0 nodes, used for plasma physics research)

    * Australian Defence Force's "Checkmate"
    (16 dual nodes, used for command and control simulations)

    * UNC's cluster
    (43 dual nodes, used for proteomics research)

    * UC Davis's cluster
    (38 dual nodes, used for Genome Center research)

    * University College Santa Cruz's cluster
    (36 dual nodes and counting, used for a range of academic research)

    * US Army's "MACH 5"
    (1566 dual nodes, used by the Army and NASA for hypersonic flight research)

    * U. Maine's "Baby MACH 5"
    (256 dual nodes, used for software development and optimization for MACH 5)

    Also, the US Navy is using Xserves on board submarines, to run their Linux-based sonar imaging system.

    And VA Tech is considering much larger Mac clusters in future: "System L" and "System C."
  3. macrumors regular

    May 6, 2003
    Weren't there also installations at Oracle and Cisco?
  4. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I believe Oracle uses Xserve RAIDs, and Cisco uses Xserves AND Xserve RAIDS. I'm not aware of either of them building cluster computers, but who knows?

    Also, I don't bother adding small clusters to my list... 16 Xserves or more has been my standard so far.
  5. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    So the 15 node cluster I have in my garage doesn't count...oh crap! :p
  6. macrumors 68020


    Nov 8, 2003
    New Zealand
    Yes there are but in Oracle's case they were for email storage I gather and in Cisco's case for networking and storage.

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