[Beowulf] What's the category of Beowulf among Clusters?
deadline at eadline.org
Sat Dec 20 12:29:13 PST 2008
When the topic of history comes up I always suggest
getting it from the source:
Beowulf Breakthroughs: The Path to Commodity Supercomputing
by Tom Sterling
Plus I always point back to the definition introduced in the original
"How to Build a Beowulf book (Thomas Sterling, John Salmon, Donald J.
Becker and Daniel F. Savarese, MIT Press, ISBN 0-262-69218-X):
A Beowulf is a collection of personal computers interconnected
by widely-available networking technology running one of several
open source, Unix- like operating systems.
Note that "personal computers" was used as the whole "x86 server" market
had not even developed (think Pentium Pro era) as the web was in
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