Re: [9fans] latest minicluster: ARM fun

2010-12-01 Thread Mathieu Lonjaret
And it even makes a very decent christmas tree, with all the pretty lights! ;) On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 6:56 PM, ron minnich rminn...@gmail.com wrote: Here is our latest minicluster design. We used the gumstix stagecoach. It's nice, 196 Ovaros in a box. We had a number of failed attempts on

Re: [9fans] latest minicluster: ARM fun

2010-12-01 Thread Richard Miller
Very nice, and very reminiscent of the processor farms we used to build out of gumstix-sized transputer TRAM modules in the late '80s. Of course you'd need a whole boxful of 20Mhz transputers to compete with a single 600Mhz omap, but the transputer did make it surprisingly easy to get linear

Re: [9fans] latest minicluster: ARM fun

2010-12-01 Thread Skip Tavakkolian
Very cool! more lights than the WOPR and slightly less than the Connection Machine :) The Stagecoach board seems to be available on gumstix site. Anyone order it yet? -Skip On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 9:56 AM, ron minnich rminn...@gmail.com wrote: Here is our latest minicluster design. We used

Re: [9fans] latest minicluster: ARM fun

2010-12-01 Thread ron minnich
On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Skip Tavakkolian skip.tavakkol...@gmail.com wrote: Very cool!  more lights than the WOPR and slightly less than the Connection Machine :) The Stagecoach board seems to be available on gumstix site. Anyone order it yet? we ordered them :-) ron

Re: [9fans] latest minicluster: ARM fun

2010-12-01 Thread Steve Simon
Very cool! more lights than the WOPR and slightly less than the Connection Machine :) I have never forgotten the day I asked about changing the baud rate on a serial line on my colleges Honeywell level 66 mainframe. They took me into the machine room and opened one of the cupboards to show me

Re: [9fans] latest minicluster: ARM fun

2010-12-01 Thread Skip Tavakkolian
good to know; for some reason I thought you were getting early engineering samples. -Skip On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 11:39 AM, ron minnich rminn...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Skip Tavakkolian skip.tavakkol...@gmail.com wrote: Very cool!  more lights than the WOPR and

Re: [9fans] latest minicluster: ARM fun

2010-12-01 Thread Lucio De Re
The good news from Ron's photos is it seems they do make 'em like they used to, abet a little smaller. And the biblical number seven is also back, although not in the seventy times seven form yet :-) ++L