[Beowulf] Re: Cluster newbie, power recommendations

David Mathog mathog at caltech.edu
Wed Mar 22 09:29:45 PST 2006

> Why bother with virtualization? You can do this with any of the freely
> available MPI versions.

Sure, or PVM.  

But there's more to running a cluster than just running the
parallel code.  With virtualization it would be possible to
practice setting up a cluster as well, without actually 
needing a rack of real machines to practice on.

David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech

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