UMass Unveils Microway Cluster

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The University of Massachusetts has unveiled its latest cluster, named Cyclops.  The cluster, purchased from Microway, will aid researchers in the Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics Lab in the UMass deprtament of mechanical and industrial engineering.  All told, $120k bought them 608 processors.

It really changes what you can do with a computer,” said Blair Perot, who put the system together. He is director of the Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in the UMass department of mechanical and industrial engineering.

For more info on the new machine, read the full article here.


  1. Anyone have more information? The official UMass release has no info on the processors used, the interconnect, etc. Just curious.

  2. D’oh.. I’m an idiot. It’s right here: