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i'll take one G4 cluster please

Discussion in 'Mac' started by Rhys, May 15, 2001.

  1. Rhys

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    Whoa. That's pretty cool. I like how they have 0.5 Terabytes of hard disk space.

    My favorite sentence is this: "The installation and set up of this cluster took less than 1 day (including moving the machines to the computer room, unpacking the machines, and making all the cables!), and it did not require previous knowledge of networking..."

    Tell M$ to stick that up their NT pipes and smoke it.
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    i just messed myself. :(
     
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    It's too bad you can't really do anything practical with it, like play Quake, for example. Anyone remember how to program in Fortran 77? :wave: :). Fortunately, I took Fortran and Cobol on old Vaxen, so it shouldn't be too much different. I want a cluster of 64 for my birthday... Pop those puppies into 1U rackmount units and hook up a plasma display... Boom, baby! :D
     
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    .5 terabytes isent all that mush when you thing about it.. only 500gigs you can get that in 5 100gigs HDs
     
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    That's true. Just think about any heavy scientific modelling. They'd have to have multi-terabyte arrays to store the data. Protein sequencing, quantum particle stuff, etc. Heck, even the Terraserver has a terabyte of info in it. Now, if some kind soul would go into the future and bring me back a terahertz Mac, I'd be fairly happy. :)
     
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    :drool:
     

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