[Beowulf] $2500 cluster. What it's good for?
Andrew M.A. Cater
amacater at galactic.demon.co.uk
Sun Dec 19 17:18:00 PST 2004
On Sun, Dec 19, 2004 at 01:49:28PM -0600, Dean Johnson wrote:
> On Dec 18, 2004, at 9:52 AM, Jim Lux wrote:
> >I think it would be interesting to contemplate potential uses of a
> >cluster. Once you've had the thrill of putting it together and
> >something with POVray, what next?
> While not terribly elegant, scientifically interesting, or
> cluster-sexy, you could do distcc. "Look ma, I'm compiling over my
> cluster". High school kids might like to do cluster BLAST type stuff.
> There is certain value in getting the dog-looking-at-the-tv look from
> their parents when they explain their activities. "Well Son, I got no
> damn idea what you are talking about, but your Mom and I are very
> Maybe someone should put together something akin to the OpenCD for
> cluster usage by novices. Put together a bunch of the standard
> cluster-aware apps in nice buildable or RPM type packages.
Quantian anybody ??
Shades of talking through all of this in 1997 or 1998 when talking about
a distribution-agnostic version of Extreme Linux. Google will find
references to this even if the archives - the third hit [a post on the
debian-devel list pointing to Drake Diedrich's usual intelligent-type
response to a clueless newbie :) ] should help.
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