Scytheon3 Posted September 16, 2011 Share Posted September 16, 2011 Someone was asking on Slashdot about cheap clustering and I wondered how much 1 Teraflop would cost in consumer hardware; the answer: just £4000 (yes I know I could have done it with just a couple of GPUs but most software still only runs on CPU). Here is what I came up with: Each node has an intel i7 2600k (approximately 100 gflops) + 8GB RAM and can be built for £380 (quick amazon search) If you have 10 Nodes you have 1 Teraflop costing £3800 leaving £200 for network hardware and hard drives for the master node (nodes are network booted) I might do this one day or maybe just a 5 node cluster. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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