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littleman

7:19 pm on Oct 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

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...with some open source clustering software and you get the 385th most powerful computer in the world. HP and the National Laboratory of France wanted to see what the could do with off the shelf equipment. The very cool story is here [news.cnet.com].

netcommr

11:19 pm on Oct 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Very interesting, looks like an inexpensive way to achieve the power needed to run an internet search service.

mivox

11:24 pm on Oct 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hmm... I wonder what I could do if I hooked my seven Mac Plusses together?

(Answer: At 1Mb RAM apiece, approximately the same computing power as my 8Mb Handspring PDA...)

littleman

11:42 pm on Oct 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Last I read Google is doing a similar low buck approach, but with 10,000 Linux machines.

mivox

11:51 pm on Oct 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I thought Google was using off-the-shelf Windows boxes? Or is that FAST...

littleman

6:34 am on Oct 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Google uses Linux
Fast uses FreeBSD
Wisenut uses windows
 

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