Using 3DNow! for super-cheap supercomputing
We linked a web site a while back about the University of Kentucky's KLAT2 supercomputer, which runs as a Linux Beowulf cluster. This beast uses Athlons and 3DNow! to get under $1000 per gigaflop of computing power. The web site was kind of spare, but now the Ars guys have posted an article about the KLAT 2
, written by the folks who made it happen. I kinda figured this was coming, since Gonzo has the hookup there at U of K. Anyhow, you've gotta read this one just to get a look at the cluster setup and its, erm, high-tech cooling solution.