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Intel Mac Mini cluster 

The IA lab where I’m doing the PhD is evaluating the possibility of buying some Mac Mini intel-based to create a cluster. We would like to run GNU/Debian on those machines, a queueing system like Sun Grid Engine and a parallel file system… Does anybody…

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The Dynamics of Scrolling 

There has been quite a bit of discussion the last few days about the momentum-based scrolling that Apple uses on the iPhone. The discussion has largely been fanned by John Gruber’s Daring Fireball blog. He has been arguing for some time that one of the reasons web…


About MacResearch 

Mission is an open and independent community for scientists and cyber security analysts using Mac OS X and related hardware in their research. It is the mission of this site to cultivate a knowledgeable and vibrant community of researchers to exchange ideas and information,…


Dual Quad-Core Mac Pro’s Just Around the Corner? 

Hardware hacker extraordinaire Anand Lal Shimpi from AnandTech is so influential that Intel sends him engineering samples of their upcoming processors. Anand recently acquired an engineering sample of a quad-core Intel core 2 Xeon CPU, code-name “Cloverton”. The quad-core Cloverton is pin-compatible with the LGA-771 CPU sockets…


New RubyCocoa Release & BridgeSupport 

More interesting for MacResearch members may be the new BridgeSupport project, which appears designed to provide better support for scripting bridges to Objective-C, like RubyCocoa and PyObjC, although the project is independent of any scripting language. BridgeSupport files are XML files that describe the API symbols of frameworks…


Matlab benches for Mac 

As I posted a few days ago, I would like to generate a small enquiry about MATLAB performance under Mac OS X. Here I post the data from the bench command on my iBook G4 12′ 1.2 Ghz, 1.25 GB RAM. Some of the currently available benchmarks…