Compile farm?

Ron Chen ron_chen_123 at
Fri Nov 2 11:44:54 PST 2001

What you need is a batch system.

There are 2 free batch systems, SGE and PBS.

Both of them are opensource, but nevertheless, you can
get 7x24 support if you are willing to pay.



Also, SGE has qmake, which can execute several
instances of make on mutliple machines for one single
make job.

Install note:


--- Scott Thomason <SThomaso at> wrote:
> Greetings. I'm interested in setting up a shell
> account/batch process/compile farm system for our
> developers, and I'm wondering if Beowulf clusters
> are well suited to that task. We're not interested
> in writing parallel code using PVM or MPI, we just
> want to log into what appears to be one big server
> and have it dispatch the workload amongst the slave
> processors. Is Beowulf good at that?
> ---scott
> p.s. Sorry if there are duplicates of this message;
> I used the wrong email address earlier.
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