[SunRescue] RE: mainframes in our midst...
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Fri Apr 6 13:28:27 CDT 2001
On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 07:58:00PM +0000, William Staniewicz wrote:
> Someone mentioned the cluster vs mainframe concept I believe.
> If one were to set up a cluster optimally, which hardware and
> software would be the "way-to-go"?
I'd say that a beowulf-type cluster might outperform small
mainframe systems in raw parallel CPU power, but its not even
going to TOUCH the I/O capacity.
(of course, Cray's new "layer UNICOS on top of a beowulf cluster
so that you have a single system image and dont have to parallelize
your software" concept looks REALLY nice..)
mrbill at mrbill.net
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