Largest G5 Mac cluster in the UK unveiled for brain research

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    The article doesn't seem to answer the first question people around here are likely to have: how many nodes? It's 130, according to this PDF.
     
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    :eek: I bet you could have like 70 widgets on at any one time with all that power!
     
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    Thanks for the PDF--I was looking for that info for my "Big List of Mac Clusters" :) (Which I will, for once, refrain from re-posting here unless someone wants it.)

    Now... if anyone can find how many nodes AstroVision plans to use I'll be REALLY impressed...
     
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    Yeah yeah, there are plenty of offices with more raw computing power than that, but all that power is going into Solitaire and iTunes, while these Macs are literally reading minds! :cool:
     
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    Looks like more and more people are finding out that Macs are more secure and productive than windows boxes. Great stuff, good thing Apple introduced XGrid or else this might be very complicated. :D

    Images of the brain today, memory modification tomorrow? Who knows, but the Mac is helping us get there. :cool:
     
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    wow thats really cool and i live less than a mile from it!
     
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    How true - you'd have thought they'd have added it to the bottom along with the

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    Haha! I live 10 mins away from the science park, just need to cross campus and I'm there :)

    Dale
     
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    wow! are you at york uni? i am!
     
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    I think that's because the base topic of the article (the new Neuroimaging Center), has nothing to do with the exact number of nodes in the computing cluster. They spend much more time discussing the scanning facilities, including the uuber-expensive MRI and MEG scanning machines, etc.

    Oh, and for me, it's 3 months by camel :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, and the base topic of the article that did give the number of nodes in the cluster was also the YNiC. Since this site is Mac Rumors and not Neuroimaging Rumors, that tidbit seemed to be of interest here. Apologies if the mention of Macs was offensive.
     
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    Ye I am, Computer Science year 1. Living in Halifax College.

    Anyhow I went to have a look, and it was mainly about 30 old fat guys eating free food, but there were 11 iMac G5s, a dual-screening (20" screens) on a G5, a G5 with a 20" at the reception, and every window I walked past had a G5 with a 20" if not also a 15" Powerbook G4!!! I'm so jealous.

    Also one of the iMacs was showing a live broadcast of the cluster, didn't look like 130 XServes, but it was a small QuickTime window. I didn't get the url, and I cant find a link to it in http://www.yorksciencepark.co.uk/ or in http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/presspr/pressreleases/neuroimagingopening.htm but anyway...

    Dale
     
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    You can IM me a bit later with your updated list if you want nagromme.
     
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    wow, i might have to go up there and have a look. i used to be in Alcuin last year. Its nice to see that have finally started thinking about getting mac's on campus - i have only ever seen one so far and that is in the language department!
     

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