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Loki - Commodity Parallel Processing

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Loki is a Beowulf-class supercomputer built from commodity components.

  16  Pentium Pro Processors
x  5  Fast Ethernet interfaces
+  2  Gbytes RAM
+ 50  Gbytes Disk
+  2  Fast Ethernet switches
+     Linux
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= 1.2 real Gflops for $63,000

(but that is the 1996 price)

August 1997: Match our performance for $28k


This research project is supported by the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Michael S. Warren, mswarren@lanl.gov

M. Patrick Goda, pgoda@lanl.gov

Last modified: August 21, 1997