Is there a limit?

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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

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    cubistcubist Posts: 954member
    Belongs in Current Hardware, doesn't it?
  • Reply 2 of 5
    onlookeronlooker Posts: 5,252member
    Were mo - vin - on - up. Moooo v-in - on up.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    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, [email protected] and [email protected] 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
    Quote:

    Originally posted by onlooker

    Were mo - vin - on - up. Moooo v-in - on up.



    The George and Weezie Supacomputa!
  • Reply 5 of 5
    wmfwmf Posts: 1,164member
    I think more than 10,000 nodes is sketchy.
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