[HARDWARE] A load of motherboards: progress to date.

Roby Van Hoye roby.vanhoye at ficsgrp.com
Tue Jul 7 14:54:39 EDT 1998


At 00:04 7/07/98 +1000, you wrote:
>Roby Van Hoye wrote:
>> 
>> >I'm using a standard 6 foot rack.  Plenty of room to add more units.
>> >I have 5 main horizontal shelves.  Each shelf can hold two frames, each
frame
>> >carrying 6 boards (3 pairs facing each other).  Each shelve will hold 2
such
>> >frames.   So, 5 x 2 x 6 = max of 60 boards.
>> 
>> I wonder how to program some neat stuff for such system...
>> (you could make it render Lightwave 3D scenes rather easily... hmm, another
>> 'nice to have when we win the lottery' :-)
>
>This is, of course, the problem. All the uses I have seen so far
>revolve around research-grade university problems, whereas I'd
>rather something nifty I could do at home. Rendering so far seems
>the best option, although I did see a post today which mentioned
>music synthesis in an 8-node beowulf cluster...

Music synthesis ??? On a Beowulf system ???? Duh... Oh well,  why not,
though I do not understand the use... (every node has it's own soundcard in
order go gain in polyphony or something like that ???)

Hmmm, beats me... 



Cu
Roby.
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