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Canuck pride carried Team Canada to victory in the first ever Cluster Challenge event here at Supercomputing. Six university teams gathered at the Supercomputing conference to take part in the Cluster Challenge. The rules of the contest stated that only undergraduates could build the clusters. In addition, the teams only had 26 …

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Paris Hilton

Coat, left, exit...........

''they had to discuss their hardware and software in an eloquent fashion when probed by judges.''

So it does have a paris hilton angle.

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Stereotypes

If you're going to use Canadian stereotypes, at least use them correctly. The article subtitle should read, "Nice box, eh? Give me a beer."

It's "eh", not "ey".

Sincerely,

The Canadian Brand Police :)

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Coat

ouch!

"when probed by judges"...and we all know how painful THAT can be.

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26 amps

At what voltage? That's a totally meaningless statement on its own.

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RE: 26 amps

I think it's fair to assume standard'ish power supplies so likely 110v (maybe 220v).

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120V

In Canada, the voltage would be 120V.

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Voltage

Erm, no... in Canada the voltage can be anything, just as it can in any other part of the world. Just because the standard AC outlet hovers around 120V, does not mean they didn't have two (or more) phases available. 208V or 240V are just as likely to be available as 120V in North America, depending upon the venue.

And if I am not mistaken, SC07 took place in Reno, NV... nowhere near Canada.

brainwrong is right... 26A means nothing out of context. Maybe it's 26A on the 5V rail - i.e. one standard power supply. We may never know.

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Re: Voltage

Sorry, should have put this in the story. From the cluster challenge site

"A single 30 amp, 110 volt circuit will be provided with a soft cap at 26 amps. Alarms will be sent electronically if power draw exceeds this amount and penalties may be assessed for excess draw."

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