[Beowulf] Is Beowulf a pure compute only cluster

Felix Rauch Valenti felix.rauch.valenti at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 02:42:25 PDT 2005

On Apr 11, 2005 4:46 PM, Richard Chang <richard at hinditron.com> wrote:
> I just want to clarify if "Beowulf" is a pure compute only cluster. By this
> I mean if it is used only for number crunching. Or is it can be used as
> Fail-Over cluster in production environments like DATA-CENTERS where the
> data-uptime is of utmost importance. Can we use Beowulf for Mission critical
> database environments like SAP or Oracle implementations also. 
> What are the exact uses of a Beowulf. 

There are different definitions of a "Beowulf" around and you can
certainly find many long discussions in the archive of this
mailinglist about the "exact" definition.

But in general, Beowulf clusters are about high performance, not high

- Felix

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