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Computers available

The competition was held on 2 clusters of Linux PCs, kindly provided by the University of Cincinnati, thanks to John Franco. The first cluster of 32 dual PIII-450 computers with 1Gb of ram was used to run most of the competition: compliance testing, first stage for handmade and industrial benchmarks, second stage for all benchmarks. The second cluster, consisting of 16 Athlon 1800+ machines, was used to run the first stage on random instances. Only one processor was used, virtual (hard drive) memory was disabled and each program was given 900Mb of memory.

LE BERRE Daniel 2002-09-16