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Re: The dream platforms for Dragonfly?

From: Garance A Drosihn <drosih@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 17:55:33 -0400

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!

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad@xxxxxxxxxxx
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih@xxxxxxx

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