Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Is there a limit? - Future Apple Hardware Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Is there a limit? rpm16601 Posted: February 2, 2005 2:59PM in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014 Is there a limit to the number of Xserves that can be hooked together?If not hmmmm could you imagine the Possibilities??More Power GRUNT GRUNT Comments Reply 1 of 5 cubist Posts: 954member February 2, 2005 3:26PM Belongs in Current Hardware, doesn't it? Reply 2 of 5 onlooker Posts: 5,252member February 2, 2005 3:46PM Were mo - vin - on - up. Moooo v-in - on up. Reply 3 of 5 curiousuburb Posts: 3,325member February 2, 2005 4:28PM Quote:Originally posted by rpm16601 Is there a limit to the number of Xserves that can be hooked together?If not hmmmm could you imagine the Possibilities??More Power GRUNT GRUNT Theoretically, one could continue to add nodes limited only by budget.(Distributed.net, SETI@Home and Folding@Home each prove 100,000+ node distributed work is possible)Practically, there might be diminishing returns in the additional machines as the physical footprint extended beyond buildings or lag from distant remote machines began to interfere in cluster performance.It strikes me that there must be a price/performance sweet spot for the # of nodes for certain projects. Might depend on what you were expecting the cluster to do. Reply 4 of 5 curiousuburb Posts: 3,325member February 2, 2005 4:30PM Quote:Originally posted by onlooker Were mo - vin - on - up. Moooo v-in - on up. The George and Weezie Supacomputa! Reply 5 of 5 wmf Posts: 1,164member February 2, 2005 10:17PM I think more than 10,000 nodes is sketchy. Sign In or Register to comment.