[svlug] Re: Netwinder Supercomputer

shackle@start.david-fetter.com shackle at start.david-fetter.com
Tue Jan 19 17:08:29 PST 1999

> Apropos the speakers at tonight's BALUG meeting...  The Corel
> Netwinder would make an excellent node in a parallel supercomputer.

A boatload of K6's could be even better--have built-in FPU's and are
cheaper apiece than the Netwinders.


> This has all the nice properties of the traditional hypercube, but 
> you can use all-standard, uniform hardware.  An 80-processor machine 
> might cost $80*600 + $5*160 + $50*32, or about $50K; less if Corel 

Call this $80*300 + $5*160 + $50*32, or about $25K; less if AMD gives
you a discount. :)

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