[Beowulf] about clusters in high schools

H.Vidal, Jr. hvidal at tesseract-tech.com
Mon Jan 30 14:59:22 PST 2006

I have incorporated links to this content in my emerging page on HPC 
at the high school level. Many thanks for your referral to this content.


Douglas Eadline wrote:
> I recall almost 8 years ago, Jon "Mad Dog" Hall talking
> about High School in New England that was asking parents to donate
> old computers to build clusters. Obviously, there can be two goals
> here.
> - learn about clustering using older, but ubiquitous hardware. Which is
>   really a powerful thing. The basics of the "clustered approach"
>   can be applied to many different problems.
> - use a real cluster to do HPC (the benchmark being better performance
>   than a good desk top system can achieve.)
> I have an interest in such an idea as well at both ClusterWorld and now
> ClusterMonkey.net, the writers and I have put quite a bit of effort into
> "introductory material".  Take a look at the "New To Clusters"  page on
> Cluster Monkey.net:
> http://www.clustermonkey.net//content/view/91/44/
> that includes RGB's excellent introductory series (about half the articles
> are published). Furthermore, anyone who would like to contribute
> to a "Clusters in High School" section on Cluster Monkey.net will have my
> support and my help as I have been talking to some local high schools
> about
> a similar idea.
> Finally, I think I'm going to add a set of links for "instant cluster CD's"
> so that those latent PCs can be easily turned into a real cluster.
> --
> Doug

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