[Beowulf] A simple cluster
Peter St. John
peter.st.john at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 16:46:56 PDT 2008
I think a short answer is: get a switch, plug all the boxes (throught the
ethernet ports on the motherboards) to the switch, install Ubuntu and use
Longer answers will be forthcoming, but I bet they will start with questions
about the specific hardware you have, the budget, whether your applications
are latency or compute time dependent, how parallelizable it is, shared
On 6/25/08, Alcides Simao <alsimao at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all!
> I am thinking of build a small cluster, fit for my calculations ( I am a
> spectroscopist, so I often do QM calculations in some molecules, which can
> be quite intensive for a singles machine)
> I was thinking of trying to build a cluster initially using 'scrap' pc's,
> just to get acquainted to the methodology and for testing purposes. I have
> some old crates lying around that I can use.
> I would like to know how can I assembly such equipment, and how to
> configurate it!
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