SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux Clusters for HPC: Why and Why Not?
Dec 14, 2004, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)
[ Thanks to Amy
Kucharik for this link. ]
"Why are and why aren't HPC users moving to
"Rosenthal: Instead of large SGI Origin, 64-way
Sun SPARC or big IBM systems, they can deploy much more cost-
effective Linux clustering solutions at a fraction of a cost.
"An HPC Linux cluster gives better performance than the old
alternatives, like Cray supercomputers, at a fifth of the cost.
Sure, Cray machines had and have good performance and a good
architecture, but they are prohibitively expensive compared to
commodity clusters, and they're proprietary..."