[Bioclusters] Any issues porting applications to OS X?

Rayson Ho bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Sat, 6 Mar 2004 07:24:25 -0800 (PST)

But you are using 16 IA64 nodes for comparsion??


--- Philip MacMenamin <pm66@nyu.edu> wrote:
> Well...
> If you take say a 16 node Altix 350 (I think thats the name of their
> new low 
> end machine), and compare it to a comparable 16 node cluster using
> low 
> latency interconnects, ie Myrinet, the Altix works out cheaper than
> the 
> Myranet cluster. (Based on the numbers that we got) And it can run
> Linux. And 
> is generally nicer. 
> And, the Altix interconnects *annihilate* Myrinet. Like, an order of 
> magnitude faster. So, if you want fast interconnects, Altix is your
> man. If 
> you dont care, and want lots of grunty CPU action, a load of "cheap"
> CPUs 
> with ethernet is fine, and of course is cheaper.  
> Philip.
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