PPC G4 Cluster


The G4 Cluster is a 32 node "Beowulf" style cluster computer consisting of 16 single processor G4s with 512 MB RAM and 16 dual processor G4s with 1 GB RAM, all running Black Lab Linux. They are using ethernet and Myrinet for network access.

This project is made possible with the support of the MICS office of the U.S. Department of Energy.

A G4 cluster 'HOWTO' is available which has example configuration files for this cluster.
There is also a help page for building kernels for the cluster.
Users should read this.


We have some initial network performance results from the first phase of the cluster construction:

Some photos of the cluster.