DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-09
Re: The dream platforms for Dragonfly?
At 9:57 AM +0000 9/24/04, Andreas Hauser wrote:
dillon wrote @ Thu, 23 Sep 2004 22:18:19 -0700 (PDT):
> The clustering scheme that I am most intent on supporting is a
> LAN or WAN based cluster of discrete machines. Think of, oh,
> setiathome running on tens of thousands of machines that look
> like one logical machine. At the extreme end, of course.
But isn't it a bit early to buy hardware for that kind of stuff?
Note that I am not buying any hardware, I just wondered if the
hardware at orionmulti was the kind of thing that Matt had in mind
wrt clustering support in Dragonfly. If so, it's a pretty nice box,
even though it is out of my price range at the moment... :-)
I was only interested in getting an idea of what Matt has in mind
for the long-term design goal. So, Matt's reply to me was exactly
the information I was looking for, but I probably could have done
a better job at presenting the question. It happens that I did
just buy a new PC, but that is just a plain athlon CPU. It is
also a nice box, but cost much less!
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