[lug] NOAA FSL buys a beowulf

Eric Kihn ekihn at ngdc.noaa.gov
Wed Sep 22 11:26:56 MDT 1999

Who in NGDC is getting this beast?  The STP division is looking at 
replacing our SPARC centers for satellite data processing with 
redundant Linux boxes.  These will probably be DELL 4300 's  (2 x 
550's, 1 Gb) . I expect our processing will increase 10 fold.  In 
addition I'm already running 10 Linux boxes as a distributed database 
server and trust me they are up to the task. I'll expect to add 6 - 8 
more to the cluster in the next year. Nice to see the Govt. in front 
of the curve for a change eh ;).

Hope this isn't boring to the list but I'm always curious how people 
apply there Linux boxes.

Eric Kihn, eMail: ekihn at ngdc.noaa.gov
NOAA/NGDC, 325 Broadway, 80303 Boulder
Tel: 303 497 6346, Fax: 303 497 6513

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 9/22/99, 3:41:39 PM, "Harris, James A (Jim)" 
<HarriJA at LOUISVILLE.STORTEK.COM> wrote regarding RE: [lug] NOAA FSL buys 
a beowulf:

> I've also got encouraging inside word that NGDC is getting a new 
> Linux machine for evaluation purposes...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wayde Allen [mailto:wallen at boulder.nist.gov]
> Sent: Monday, September 20, 1999 8:49 AM
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: Re: [lug] NOAA FSL buys a beowulf

> On Sat, 18 Sep 1999, Jonathan Corbet wrote:

> > Just stumbled across this in slashdot (sigh, scooped again)...:
> >
> >     http://www.hpti.com/FSLPressRelease.html
> >
> > The Forecast Systems Lab at NOAA is buying a Linux cluster to run 
> > on.  It's a $15 million system, which implies quite a few nodes...

> We have quite a few NOAA people subscribed to the BLUG mailing list.  
> could probably tell you more about this.

> - Wayde
>   (wallen at boulder.nist.gov)

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