The Coolest Looking Cluster of All...
Posted on: 11/25/2002 07:58 AM

I was talking to Cameron, of Shuttle (and ViaHardware) fame this evening and he hooked me up with a URL displaying a 294-processor Beowulf cluster comprised of Shuttle's own SS51G XPC.
The small size of the XPC cases allowed us to fit the cluster in about half the space of the previous 144-processor Avalon cluster. Each node consists of a 2.53 GHz Pentium 4 processor, 1 Gb of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM, an 80 Gbyte Maxtor hard drive, and a 3Com 3C996B-T gigabit ethernet card. The cost of an individual node was less than $1000.
Wander over here and take a look. This is one sexy beast. I've had some experience with Shuttle's SV25 and it's my hope that we'll get to play with more of these swanky XPC's in the future here at

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