GeoCenter deploys 100 node Xserve G5 cluster ..

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. nagromme 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. svenr macrumors regular

    May 6, 2003
    Weren't there also installations at Oracle and Cisco?
  4. nagromme 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. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


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