[CentOS] Desktop Supercomputer

Sun Jul 18 00:25:32 UTC 2010
Jerry Franz <jfranz at freerun.com>

On 7/17/2010 2:11 AM, Rajagopal Swaminathan wrote:

> Q. If I can compute in cloud, in which cloud can I supercompute at an
> affordable or sponsored cost?
> I may be a gamer, AE student, Graphic designer, renderer and so forth.
> Now which part of above you did not understand?
> sigh... how I hate my (in)ability to communicate tech to people
> inspite of having been kindly classified as a "lightweight fossil" in
> this list? Why elders are made to shout when they don't want to?

Everything you listed is interactive realtime or near-realtime graphics 
intensive. A cloud is not really suited to that kind of task to begin 
with. And you appear to be additionally attempting to find out if you 
could use an *existing* cloud (for example Amazon EC2) to do it - 
meaning not only are you talking about an architecture that isn't really 
suited to the problem, you are talking about putting it behind *SLOW* 
network connections to boot.

Never-mind how *fast* a cloud is (or is not), you can't move the 
rendered bits back and forth to a desktop over a remote network 
connection at any kind of sane speed.

Benjamin Franz