MWSF: Xserve cluster makes fresh UCLA milestone

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    Mord

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    they are not on the list yet :(

    do they have to do a specific benchmark to get in?
     
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    nagromme

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    Maybe they just have to wait until the next list is made. Twice a year, I think?

    I've just updated the list of Mac supercomputers I've bookmarked. Recent Xserve clusters of 32 processors or more:

    * 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)

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

    * 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 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."
     
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    i just like the fact that powerpc holds the majority of the top ten positions, there are also a fare few ibm 970 clusters.
     

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