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Apple Mac Mini Cluster Node Benefits ?

Discussion in 'Software' started by MiLwOrkZ, 7 Feb 2006.

  1. MiLwOrkZ

    MiLwOrkZ What's a Dremel?

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    Hello once again,

    I will have 4 Mac Mini's at my disposal if I wish to purchase them for $200 American dollars a piece. So I ask you guys should I purchase them and make a Cluster Node out of them? I am about %50 sure on what I could use a cluster node for but I am %100 sure I don't know how to make one. Did some searching on google and got alot of XSERVE nodes instead of Mac Mini nodes so i come to you guys for your input. So I would appreciate it if I could not get the :search: Guy THNX.

    Oh yeah one of the things i am not sure what the cluster node could be used for is for it to be a file server?

    Thnx ahead of time for your responses.
     
  2. Adnuo

    Adnuo Banned

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    You can make a cluster out of them using software, but what would you use it for? You'd be better off with a single dual-core machine, or dual-processor P3 or the like. The performance would be far greater.

    However, if you do get them, do offer one to me. I wouldn't mind a single Mac Mini for $200 + shipping, or whatever ;)
     
  3. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    I would get all of them. But I wouldn't use them for a cluster. I'd just keep 1 or 2 myself and sell the others to pay for the first 2! Free Mac Mini's!

    200, thats like giving them away.

    If you can't or don't want to sell them, there are million things you could use them for. Put one in your kitchen, put one in your car, put one in your HTPC system, and keep one for change parts! lol.

    L
     
  4. exavier412

    exavier412 What's a Dremel?

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    if i may ask, how are you getting them that cheap?
     
  5. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    Get me one :D
     
  6. MiLwOrkZ

    MiLwOrkZ What's a Dremel?

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    I work at a large Electronics Store Such as Best Buy, and Circuit City (it isnt those) and we have them in our inventory as Discontinued and we are trying to get rid of them. Price is $350 but at my price is $200!

    So far I have no reason so far for a cluster node but i am still looking for a reason.
     
  7. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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  8. MiLwOrkZ

    MiLwOrkZ What's a Dremel?

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    That is cool! But the only thing I could use that for is a home network! Could I utilize trhat setup for some sort of webhosting?
     
  9. simon_C

    simon_C Minimodder

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    yes, just watch your bandwidth, or your ISB will be all over your ass with charges. or theyll cut you off altogether
     
  10. MiLwOrkZ

    MiLwOrkZ What's a Dremel?

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    Sounds like a man with Previous Experience with this sort of thing :worried: . LOL :D

    So far have found som Mac-Mini Mod sites and found some uses such as In Car Computer, Webhosting, Fileservers, and If I have enuf mini's I could do some game servers as well.
     
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