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MandrakeClustering Shows Off At ISC2003

timothy posted more than 11 years ago | from the snap-together-modules dept.

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joestar writes "Just released today at ISC2003, Germany, is "MandrakeClustering", a high-performance computing Linux distribution/solution, which sounds interesting, at least in the PR: Pentium support with optimizations made with the Intel compiler, 64-bit Opteron support (with in this case, up to 16 GB of RAM for each cluster's node!), parallelized URPMI (Mandrake's apt-get) and other dedicated tools. This product is based on a one-year research project "CLIC" involving MandrakeSoft and partners. A good snapshot of the product running a 3D real-time demo is available here. The interesting point now: MandrakeClustering's goal is to provide a system which is easy to deploy, easy to administer and use. Well... Mum would certainly love to play Quake with this toy."

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We make jokes about Quake (4, Insightful)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290114)

But what are people doing with these things in the wild? Is everyone running rendering farms?

Do file/mail servers really need this kind of horsepower (assuming you aren't Google or Yahoo, of course)?

Re:We make jokes about Quake (2, Funny)

zedmelon (583487) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290128)

Actually...

They're running demos of high-resource rendering demos people who buy this setup can run at Comdex 2004.

Re:We make jokes about Quake (1)

deadsaijinx* (637410) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290134)

if i had the money, I'd be running a render farm right now instead of setting my render to low priority just so I can check slashdot. The software looks VERY nice, but unfortunately, unlike the OS, the hardware can't be had for nothing.

Re:We make jokes about Quake (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290184)


if i had the money, I'd be running a render farm right now instead of setting my render to low priority just so I can check slashdot.

If I had the money, I'd be BUYING A PLANE TICKET TO FLY OUT, HUNT YOU DOWN AND KICK YOU IN NUTS!!!

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Re:We make jokes about Quake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290272)

good for you?

Re:We make jokes about Quake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290333)

Hahahaha! Fucking funny.

I make jokes about my balls (-1)

News For Turds (580751) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290343)

...please put them in your mouth.

slubadubslubslubslurpslurpslurpslubslubslrupslurp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290403)

SALTY!!!

Identical systems (1)

jhines (82154) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290370)

The cluster management software may be useful for things like offices, class rooms, etc, where one needs to maintain a bunch of identical systems.

Re:We make jokes about Quake (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290378)

I would imagine that educational institutions might like a quick and dirty rendering farm. Complex projects, like CAD drawings or animations, could be shuffled off to the local render farm, instead of being run all night on one computer. Heaven help you if there is a power outage, hardware failure, or the occasional human interference. I personally think that there is a market that could be created. Just not necessarily for Quake III or Doom III.

Re:We make jokes about Quake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290956)

What's usually done to avoid losing processor cycles is called "checkpointing". That is, saving your state every little while in case the simulation is somehow interrupted.

Re:We make jokes about Quake (5, Informative)

bm_luethke (253362) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290586)

Where I work (www.ornl.gov) we run weather models, nuclear stuff (explosions, fallout tracking, power plants, nuclear medical materials simulations), genome projects, particle flow analisys, a bunch of stuff (though unfortunatly for Mr. Dyslexic here no speel checker for slashdot :) ). Oil companies process seismic data to try and map what's underground, medical companies help develope medicines and gene therapy.

Some of the projects (human genome most currently) may run for weeks over 10-20 terabytes of data. The algorithms used are pretty mundane - you just need to do them A LOT. Some of the particle flow stuff may model individual molecules in a furnace for example (not rendering the frames, but modelling the interactions and how to create a more effecient jet engine).

Re:We make jokes about Quake (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290985)

CFD is one of the major uses of clusters

Let's get it out of the way... (1, Funny)

Aliencow (653119) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290116)

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of these ! I'd kick your ass at quake with one !

Re:Let's get it out of the way... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290125)

FFS mod this guy down

Re:Let's get it out of the way... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290179)

You know, Beowulf cluster jokes have been lame for =at least= five years.

Re:Let's get it out of the way... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290242)

Someone please add "Imagine a Beawulf cluster" to the fucking lameness filter.

Re:Let's get it out of the way... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290257)

And Beowulf and Be-uh wolf and any other possible misspelling....

IMAGINE A BE*O*WULF CLUSTER OF ME KICKING UR NUTS! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290270)

IMAGINE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290477)

a beowulf cluster of my nutz all up in ya mouf, bizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizi zizizizizizizizizizizzzizizizizizizizizizizizizizi zizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizizzzizizizi ziziziziziznatch!

yes (3, Interesting)

SHEENmaster (581283) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290264)

because we all know that render times kick ass when processors have a 12mb/s wifi link between them. What were multi-processor manufacturers thinking building the processors into one unit when beowulfing is available!

(Beowulf clusters have long-term power but slow reaction times. Firewire networking (maybe scsi?) would help with this, but the node->node bandwidth is still an issue.)

Why would Mandrake use Intel's compiler for the Opteron?

So (1)

mindstrm (20013) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290397)

Firewire can do 1Gbps?

Re:So (1)

putaro (235078) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290795)

FW 800 does 800Mbps. No need for hubs either.

Re:yes (1)

draziw (7737) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290440)

There are better ways to connect systems. eg: Myricom [myri.com] and Quadrics [quadrics.com] (More money, but faster)

Re:yes (1)

mandolin (7248) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290542)

because we all know that render times kick ass when processors have a 12mb/s wifi link between them.

Even "normal" people can afford gigabit ethernet these days.

j00==t3h VL@D|N@T0R (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290723)

LOLLOLLOLL

Re:yes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290747)

Why would Mandrake use Intel's compiler for the Opteron?

2 words: SSE2 optimization

it's for number crunching - read fp number crunching, so using the best fp optimizer- at least for 32bit - would make sense (gcc for amd64 is not quite up to speed yet as the hw was not really available)

there's some anecdotic evidence that Opterons perform at their best at fp in 32bit mode when the code is compiled with icc7 optimized for pentium4 :-D

fp (1)

SHEENmaster (581283) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290862)

What, aside from decoding some jpegs, is fp used for these days? It's faster to do the calculations as integers and then divide into a floating point value when completed.

IMAGINE A BEOWULF MONGOLIAN CLUSTERFUCK OF ASSKICK (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290527)

ING SOMEONE WOULD GET FOR POSTING SUCH TRIPE

There. And BTW... I AM SO HAPPY you got MODDED DOWN.

But you have balls for putting your neck out there. Bravo.

One Question... (5, Funny)

INMCM (209310) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290120)

Is it as fast as the new Macs?

Do you want the real answer or the fake one? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290189)

Wait until you read it in the NY Times

Re:Do you want the real answer or the fake one? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290236)

Give me a login account. plzkthx

Re:Do you want the real answer or the fake one? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290250)

slashdot/slashdot

Wow you are a funny guy! (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290299)

Just when I thought things had returned back to normal, you come out with this veritable rollercoaster ride of comedic smack-down. Here I was, just cruising Slashdot for thought-provoking discussion when somehow I mined this nugget of laughing gas in solid-form. The part about the Mac? Pure genius. And is it as fast as said Mac? Solid gold. How are you not already dead from laughing so hard? It would be like setting off a chuckle-bomb in your own face each day. I've gotta fax my buddy in the next cubicle with this provided he doesn't knock over our walls with thrashing laugh-spasms. I hope the boss doesn't think we're experiencing some sort of contagious laugh-plague and calls a code hilarious! Let me tell you good sir, we are all blasting reams of laughing gas from every orifice due to this comedic-toxin you have unleashed on all of us. You are quantifiable funnyman! Mods, mod this thread +5 Hilarorrist!

Re:One Question... (1)

Aadain2001 (684036) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290366)

When run at standard settings yes, but if you turn off the compiler optimizations, floating point optimizations, memory optimizations, user optimizations, reality optimizations, and go-fast-now optimizations, the Macs pull ahead by a whole point(when compared to one node)!

openmosix easier (2, Informative)

cdc179 (561916) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290137)

It's easier to manage an openmosix cluster than this mandrake cluster. Plus you can run diskless nodes using ClusterKnoppix!.

Re:openmosix easier (2, Informative)

KeyserDK (301544) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290269)

READ! It clearly states that nodes can boot via PXE.

Re:openmosix easier (2, Informative)

cdc179 (561916) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290581)

Some organizations management might not allow them to set up PXE. In this case this gives them the convienence of booting workstation nodes into the cluster at night with just a CD. You can read all you want, but you missed the whole point of using the CD for non-Linux nodes.

This is the problem with Linux (-1, Flamebait)

FatAssBastard (530195) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290139)

You have all these (admittedly talented) programmers spending all this
time on worthless projects when they should be spending time on
something worthwhile, like a consistent user interface, easy OS
install, or a decent media player.


Until the Linux Community learns this very important lesson, Linux will
continue to be relegated to second class citizen status to superior OS's
like Windows XP or MacOS X.

Re:This is the problem with Linux (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290147)

The truth hurts doesn't it you linux fucks? No response necessary, I can tell by how you modded this down.

Re:This is the problem with Linux (2, Informative)

RLiegh (247921) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290162)

Consistent? /bin/sh is /bin/sh wether in NetBSD, OS X or GNU.
I'd consider xmms second only to win amp, dunno what your problem is...

easy OS install? How often do you have to install your os?

clustering research that improves multiplayer gaming well into the next decade? In my mind, that's priceless...

Re:This is the problem with Linux (1)

Farley Mullet (604326) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290225)

I'd consider xmms second only to win amp...

One word:
iTunes [apple.com] .

(I think he was talking about video/streaming media players more than MP3 players, and to be fair, there are a number of codecs that Linux doesn't fully support.)

Re:This is the problem with Linux (1)

pair-a-noyd (594371) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290323)

Umm, well, XMMS can't get virused like Winamp can, for one thing..

Re:This is the problem with Linux (2, Insightful)

Arandir (19206) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290340)

/bin/sh is /bin/sh wether in NetBSD, OS X or GNU.

Not really. /bin/sh is vanilla bourne shell under NetBSD and OSX, but under GNU and Linux it's all too often a symlink to bash. Although bash has very good bourne compatibility, and squeaks past the POSIX shell requirements, it's managed to cause numerous headaches for me when I specify /bin/sh only to get /bin/bash instead. /bin/sh should always be a plain boring bourne shell, and not a link to bash, ksh or another "big" shell. /bin/sh is not going to be used by the enduser, it's going to be used by scripts.

IMHO if you know enough for it to be a problem (1)

RLiegh (247921) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290387)

you know enough to either {rm /bin/sh && ln -s `which ash` /bin/sh} or write conditional statements in your scripts that isn't an option...

Re:This is the problem with Linux (1)

sogoodsofarsowhat (662830) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290535)

Well with windows i find that a periodic reinstall of the OS (the older the OS the more often) removes weird problems that cropup from use of the system. Ah windows....got love it...NOT!...they make me use it just to punish me :(

Re:This is the problem with Linux (4, Interesting)

qorkfiend (550713) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290216)

Unless I read the article wrong, these clusters will not be operating on the same level as Windows and OSX. This is designed for research and heavy-duty number crunching, something that XP and OSX aren't. I agree, talented programmers are spending too much time on worthless projects, but this isn't one of them.

Re:This is the problem with Linux (4, Interesting)

Farley Mullet (604326) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290291)

This is designed for research and heavy-duty number crunching, something that XP and OSX aren't.

It looks like I'm the Apple troll today, so I have to point out that there is a specially designed Xserve [apple.com] U1 rackmount for clustering apps. I think that part of this has to do with the fact that Apple is still used disproportionately often in academia, and part of it has to do with the Apple-Pixar connection. But it turns out that OS X (the server edition, anyway) is a clustering OS. See here for more details [apple.com] .

Re:This is the problem with Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290347)

Apple hardware is hardly commodity hardware. It's going to cost a lot more $$$ to get a cluster of Apples going vs. a cluster of Intel/AMDs. Even 64-bit Opterons should be cheaper because of its supporting cast of hardware.

But at least with Apple, your cluster will nice and pretty for those photos you'd put on the project website. :-)

Re:It's going to cost a lot more $$$ (1)

ShieldW0lf (601553) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290736)

It's going to cost a lot more $$$ to get a cluster of Apples going vs. a cluster of Intel/AMDs

Might not be the case if you're a school...

Re:This is the problem with Linux (1)

BiggerIsBetter (682164) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290521)

Any word on G5 Xserves?

Re:This is the problem with Linux (1)

sogoodsofarsowhat (662830) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290573)

It looks like I'm the Apple troll today, so I have to point out that there is a specially designed Xserve U1 rackmount for clustering apps. Actually, Ill be the troll, all Xserves are cluster ready. It just takes more than one, and it is cool! Just Frickin expensive, baby!

Re:This is the problem with Linux (1)

bm_luethke (253362) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290638)

Heck, I'm not an Apple fan (in fact I tend to really dislike the UI in the mac os) but yellow dog linux has had some good clustering solutions for smaller clusters, both for high availibility and computation. They had some pretty nifty software (though last time I saw it it had some severe scalability problems with thier UI - but then again they were not selling multi thousand node clusters and it has been a couple of years since I last checked that closely).

See http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/ [yellowdoglinux.com]

YHBT.HAND (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290887)

Thanks for playing!

So, is *THIS* where my MD subscription dollars go? (5, Insightful)

RLiegh (247921) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290142)

If so, then I think it's a pretty good investment. :)

So much for the "bailing out a failing business, let the market sort it out" mindset. If Mandrake hadn't appealed to the public, they would not have had the $ to come up with this. :)

Hahahah. Mandrake F4gs (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290143)

Everyone knows that GENTOO lunix is the r0cks0rZ!!!!1

Re:Hahahah. Mandrake F4gs (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290168)

hehehe, I love the internet.

Opteron wins (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290144)

Supported architectures currently include AMD® Opteron®, Intel® Pentium® and compatible processors (IA-64 support to come later in September).

Gooo AMD!

Which is the best? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290167)

Which Linux distro is the best? Should I get redhat?

YES. (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290207)

Re:Which is the best? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290211)

Uh... thats entirely a 'personal preference' sort of thing.

Heres some stereotypical information about a few distros, though:

RedHat: Corporate Environment

Mandrake: Easy install, easy to use, but has some hard to resolve dependency issues

SuSE: If you are german

Debian: Do it yourselfer

Gentoo: huge 'coolness' factor, a get-it-while-its-still-hot sort of thing.

Slackware: The traditional disto for hard-core geeks

Re:Which is the best? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290784)

> RedHat: Corporate Environment

Small correction: large corporate environment. They don't have a small-to-midsize priced offering, only the good-for-one-year consumer product and the Fortune 500-targeted Advanced Server. Nothing in the $200 (say) range.

RTFM noob (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290214)

If you don't know, stick to M$ Windoze XP! lamerz

Read the DISTRIBUTION HOW-TO (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290294)

Which you can find here. [tubgirl.com]

Go for Debian my friend! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290300)

Debian has a lot less suited marketing lackies that Redhat ;)

Re:Which is the best? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290361)

Mandrake is the best, of course.

Re:Which is the best? (2, Funny)

sn00ker (172521) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290466)

It's a shame there isn't a "-1: Religious War Initiation" mod.

Only $3000, what a bargain (1)

mikeophile (647318) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290195)

It's not like there's anything free [bofh.be] out there that does this.

My bad (3, Informative)

mikeophile (647318) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290256)

It can be downloaded here [mandrakesoft.com]

The $2,960 is to get support with it.

Obligatory (1)

Ignorant Aardvark (632408) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290203)

"Imagine a Mandrake cluster of ..."

That just doesn't have the same ring to it :-(

Mandrake (2, Interesting)

StarTux (230379) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290205)

Wow, first /. posting of something Mandrake related in some time. Is it just me, or have a lot of announcements not even mentioned Mandrake recently?

Even though I don't use Mandrake I do wish them the best, especially with a number of Linux distro's competing for the desktop. Hopefully they will make some money from this venture.

StarTux

Wow (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290218)

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of... oh nevermind

THIS IS THE JOKE POLICE (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290419)

This joke is not funny anymore. Cease and desist making stupid Beowulf cluster jokes.

Have a nice day.

Re:THIS IS THE JOKE POLICE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290623)

In Soviet Russia, the jokes cease and desist you.

Re:THIS IS THE JOKE POLICE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290843)

There was a guy who whanted to get in the joke police, the joke police ran away the guy got in a wall.

Looks good but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290254)

Is it still active? Phase 1 was released 7 months ago.

Besides Knoppix's remastered cluster oriented distros any other FREE clustering/HP/not-HA solutions popping out?

Re:Looks good but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290790)

it seems Suse packages a bunch of clustering software in their distro (some HA, lam, mpich, math libs ...). never had a cluster to try it on though - and you have to set it up yourself. dunno about others though.

Mandrake + French = (3, Funny)

Geminus (602334) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290258)

An OS that surrenders under pressure?

Re:Mandrake + French = (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290289)

plus a lot of GPL'ed erotic wallpapers ;)

Re:Mandrake + French = (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290325)

No no, it should be "An OS that surrenders as soon as possible."

Re:Mandrake + French = (1)

BiggerIsBetter (682164) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290418)

I know it's trendy to make French jokes (Freedom jokes?) right now, but while the US is still pissing over Iraq (Oil exports have started again. w00t! Still no real infrastructure for the locals, but hey, we've got the OIL) and even Afghanistan, the French are in the DR Congo fighting for the people there.

Props to the French for getting on with the business where it really counts.

And No, I'm not European.

Re:Mandrake + French = (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290439)

And they are over in the Ivory Coast fighting to repress the people there.

As if italics made your point any less stupid. The French are the most two-faced, culturally backwards, hubris-filled people on the planet. Their stream of contribution to world culture has ceased some time ago.

Re:Mandrake + French = (2, Insightful)

BiggerIsBetter (682164) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290496)

The French are the most two-faced, culturally backwards, hubris-filled people on the planet.

Ever been there, AC?

Re:Mandrake + French = (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290528)

I lived there for 4 years.

Their culture is a shadow of the past. The only thing that could be called living culture in that country is in their yogurt (and even the Hungarians do that better).

Re:Mandrake + French = (1)

Atmchicago (555403) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290451)

It appears to me the French are the only ones who did not surrender to Bush's pressure to go fight in Iraq, but instead adamantly opposed the whole idea.

Re:Mandrake + French = (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290517)

And they are doing a bang-up job holding down the forces of self-determination in the Ivory Coast!

Bravo to the French! They've turned their image around from cowering surrender monkeys to heavy-handed imperialists. That's some feat.

Re:Mandrake + French = (4, Insightful)

phoxix (161744) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290930)

This has nothing to do with French people. I am plenty sure that there are many people from around the world that have worked on linux, *AND* that you probably disagree with outright.

But none of that matters. What matters is that while our people disagree, and our governments fight, we still can come together on something at least. And in our geeky world, that something is free software.

Sunny Dubey

PS: The right to disagree is rather powerful, sadly people don not see that when they do disagree with each other.

Wait for my review... (1)

SourKAT (589785) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290326)

Should be in next week. I'll have my Mom drive it, too. Wait for the slashdot article, "Mom Meets Linux (Super Computer Ed)"

good - Mandrake needs some publicity (3, Interesting)

molnarcs (675885) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290395)

I've been using Mandrake for a while, and I would hate to see this company go - they have many great tools, and they put every single line of code they wrote under the gpl (unlike YAST for instance, even though I love SuSe too). They probably need as much PR as they can get, and this was a good idea.

Its time for some features, like their excellent urpm* tools to get more attention (I wonder why it received such scare coverage, for it is the only package management tool that is on par with apt-get among rpm-based distributions - maybe with the exception of apt-rpm). Another great tool, excellent in large deployments is draksync.

Check out these sites:
urpmi mini-howto [tiscali.co.uk] and easy-urpmi [zarb.org]

Cluster File System (3, Insightful)

codepunk (167897) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290399)

It ain't a cluster until it has a clustered file system. Until it has that it is nothing more than another high availability solution.

Re:Cluster File System (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290454)

This cluster is the kind for processing power not redundancy you squirrel fucker.

Why the fuck would it need a clustered file system you cockfucker? The shit it's processing will be in fucking god damn ram the whole fucking time anyway you mangina snacking turdbandit.

Take fucking doing processing with big ass clusters 101 or something you ignorant rectumbuccaneer.

Re:Rectumbuccaneer (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290719)

ROTFLMFAO

Re:Cluster File System (3, Insightful)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290954)

I guess you might want to tell that to all the people that do high performance clustering with nothing more than ssh.

clusters? (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290430)

Can you imagine an openmosix cluster of these?!

All that power and so little style...... (1)

Proudrooster (580120) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290452)

Spend $20k on Plasma Displays
Spend $40k on Cluster Hardware
Leave the cords of the subwoofers and amplifier exposed ...
Priceless....

Monster Linux Garage Mantra: If you are going to build something cool, it should look cool too.

Sample AMD Case-mod [ocmodshop.com]

WindowMaker on 3 plasma displays. (1)

motorsabbath (243336) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290559)

That's 3 separate instances of windowmaker, right? With Xinerama, wouldn't the icons only be on 1 desktop? Dunno, never used it before.

oh boy (1)

digidave (259925) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290618)

Clusters, Mandrake, Opteron, 16GB. Add in an Xbox and Natalie Portman and you've got yourself a Slashdotter's wet dream. Well, I guess Natalie accomplishes that on her own, but I'm pretty sure if I had the rest of that stuff it would impress Natalie enough for her to date me. At least I hope so, or I've wasted a LOT of money over the years.

Pot shots at screenshots (1)

aliens (90441) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290636)

Maybe they should've just gotten an ATI 9800 Pro to do the rendering instead of all those loud and expensive boxen ::)

Hey (1)

rune2 (547599) | more than 11 years ago | (#6290684)

Let's hope that their webserver is a MandrakeCluster too what with the good ol'-fashioned Slashdotting it's getting now.

U'R ANUX GOT A SLAHSDOTTING LAST NIGHT (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6290760)

U FAGGY SLOPHOLE
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