Subject: RE: Google news archive
To: Eric Smith <email@example.com>
From: Boatman on the River of Suck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/12/2001 19:03:55
On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Eric Smith wrote:
> >> Sure, but it won't beat the living shit out of a farm of 6000 high-end
> >> PCs, or even a few hundred high-end PCs.
> > It would as far as I/O bandwidth, but not processing oomph.
> Actually, the aggregate I/O bandwidth of 6000 high-end PCs will be MUCH
> more than that of a mainframe.
But I don't think the I/O bandwidth of 6000 PC's would aggregate that
> The question here isn't just one of CPU cycles or I/O bandwidth. There
> are various ways to get those. The question is how do you build a SYSTEM
> that has the required resources AND the appropriate architecture to
> utilize them effectively.
Indeed. I'm just discussing this for fun. I wasn't planning on
implementing anything this size anyway.