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== Latest Overarching Questions ==
== Latest Overarching Questions ==
*Should we build this machine ourselves?
*Should we build this machine ourselves?
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**Are we wasting our money and learning opportunity letting them do the building for us?
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*#Are we wasting our money and learning opportunity letting them do the building for us?
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**Would it be a useful experience for the students this coming semester to take a large collection of hardware and make it into a cluster?
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*#If it is cheaper, Would it be a useful experience for the students this coming semester to take a large collection of hardware and make it into a cluster?
== Tentative Specifications ==
== Tentative Specifications ==

Revision as of 18:06, 16 December 2009

Damascus is the working name for the Earlham Computer Science Department's upcoming cluster computer.

At the moment Damascus exists only as a $40,000 grant and a growing list of tentative specifications:

Contents

Latest Overarching Questions

Tentative Specifications

Budget

Nodes

Specialty Nodes

Educationally, we could expect to get significant use out of GPGPUs, but the production use is limited. Increasing the variance of the architecture landscape would be a bonus to education.

Network

Disk

OS

ION Computer Systems Quotation #61116

ION Computer Systems Quotation #61164

Silicon Mechanics Quote #174536

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