Xserve cluster born in Louisiana

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  1. macrumors bot

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    nagromme

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    Add another one to the list! And they're using Xgrid too.

    * Louisiana State's "Nemaux"
    (24 dual G5 nodes, 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 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. 24C
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    How are Apple doing this :confused: What with CIO or whatever and Dell crowing about superior products, cheaper price points etc, all those guys you listed must be on some sort of dust!
     
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    nagromme

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    It would be interesting to see where Dell clusters rank in the Top 500, vs. where Mac clusters rank.

    Even more interesting to see how much they both COST per TFLOP!
     
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    neoelectronaut

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    Whoa, cool!

    Nothing interesting EVER happens here in LA.
     
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    Daveway

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    Yo, Yo Yo, Represent :D
    I'm surprised LSU went this way. I was there a few months ago for a football game and they are loaded with Dells. Another university nearby, South Eastern has a good bit of macs though.
     
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    neoelectronaut

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    My sister goes to SLU (Southeastern Louisiana University) in Hammond, LA. She works on the Campus newspaper, which is about 90% Mac-based. Powermac G5s as far as the eye can see.
     

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