13 January 2013

2013 reorg part 1

Spent the weekend reorganising things for the non-GPU group of machines. This is the outcome

On the left shelving unit the bottom beige box is a UPS. The white machine above it is the file server, with the Drobo FS on top. The other two shelving units have the non-GPU machines. Their specs:

  • Asus P8Z77-V LE motherboard
  • Intel Core i7-3770 @3.4Ghz
  • 8Gb of Kingston DDR3 memory @ 1600Mhz
  • 320Gb HDD (out of old Core2Quad)
  • DVD-ROM (also out of Core2Quad)
  • Seasonic 500 watt power supply (from Core2Quad)
  • Fractal designs Arc Midi case
As you can see we used what we could from the old Core2Quad's that these machines replaced. You can also see the KVM and monitor.

They released their app for the Raspberry Pi. The work units take an estimated 76 hours at stock speed (700Mhz). I have one crunching away at the moment and hopefully it will be done by the end of this week. I also did a modest overclock to 800Mhz.

Einstein@home passes 1 petaflop
Sometime shortly after January 1st 2013, Einstein@Home passed the 1 Petaflop computing-power barrier. To put this in context, according to the current Top-500 computing list (dated November 2012) there are only 23 computers that deliver this much computing power.

One Petaflop is 1,000,000,000,000,000 floating point operations per second.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Regarding BOINC on the Pi, thought this might interest you:

BURDE VIEW - BOINC on Raspberry Pi