dave willis dwillis at
Fri Aug 2 02:42:37 PDT 2002

i am considering building my own cluster, but i'm not sure of the
usefulness of it. will i, in effect, have just a computer that does
everything i normally do at many times the speed, or are only certain
types of applications helped by clustering? do programs need to be
modified to benefit on a beowolf cluster? the things i'd like to do are
audio/video encoding, editing, and synthesis, have syncronised soundcards
so that i can have dozens of analog audio i/o, and perhaps have a video
wall (which i know can be done) or perhaps a 360 degree video setup using
projectors. i also will need to use several parallel ports for analog
input controllers i have built.

dave willis

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