CCL:linux cluster vs intranet (fwd)

Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl at
Tue Oct 2 09:47:16 PDT 2001

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Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 16:19:59 +0000
From: Felipe Pineda <pineda at>
To: chemistry at
Subject: CCL:linux cluster vs intranet

Dear CCLers!

I shall be very grateful if someone of you would share with me his/her
experiences in building a linux cluster based on 2 or more dual athlon 760MP
boxes. The main points of interest are networking devices (ethernet adapter/s
on each node, switch, etc.) requirements and the possibility of disk space
sharing in such a system (one or several "centralized" HDs on e.g. the frontend
node vs "distributed" on each node). Is the difference between running an
intranet consisting of such independent linux boxes and a true beowulf cluster
only a (clustering) software question, or are the hardware requirements

Many thanks in advance for your attention and kind feedback.

Best regards


* Felipe Pineda,PhD                                                  *
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