Yesterday, several friends and I, especially Calvin, set up 4 computers I bought 68 days ago and received 4 days ago (moral of the story, DO NOT BUY FROM CANADACOMPUTERS!) Here are the specs:
- 4 x Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
- 4 x 4GB of 667MHz RAM
- 4 x 160GB SATA harddrive
- 5-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
- $2000 after taxes and shipping
At the recommendation of my friend Ben, I’m naming the small cluster “Ensemble”, a reference to Quarantine by Greg Egan. As a further reference to Quarantine, and to D-Wave, I’ve named the 4 nodes “identity”, “sigma-x”, “sigma-y”, “sigma-z”.
With these, and with Inventor IDE Alpha 5, I can finally start building Own OS after months of delays. It will be awesome to have 16 CPU cores and 16 GB of RAM at my disposal. 😀