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Jun 15, 1999, 16:14 (3 Talkback[s])

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Jari writes:

On June 14, at Sandia National Laboratories, the 350 node Cplant98 cluster running Linux achieved 125.2 GFLOPS. (see Under the heading 'Info' click on 'News'). That would currently place the Cplant cluster as #53 on the current TOP 500 list ( ). This will not be the position the cluster gets on the next edition of the list as it's not due until November. But I think it's safe to assume that we now have a machine running Linux as a solid top 100 contender in the TOP 500 list.

On the question whether Cplant is another Beowulf machine, the FAQ says: "Not really. The Cplant project has some broader goals than traditional Beowulf systems. We are not trying to build a machine for a small number of users to run a small number of applications on a small number of machines. We are trying to build a production machine for hundreds of users to run all types of parallel applications on potentially thousands of nodes. We are essentially trying to build a commodity-based machine patterned after the design of the Intel TeraFLOPS machine."