URGENT: Beowulf install tutorial

Carlos O'Donell carlos at baldric.uwo.ca
Thu Jul 11 10:58:41 PDT 2002

> > Hi all,
> > 
> >  Can anybody point me out to an updated tutorial of how to build a virtual
> > parallel machine based on 6 dual Pentium IV machines and Linux 7.3? I would
> > like to use them as a unique machine with 12 processors and not as a cluster
> > of connected 6 PCs.
> >  I would appreciate if this tutorial is directed to not very skilled people.
> I suppose you mean RedHat Linux 7.3  (or SuSE?)...
> In any case, it sounds like you want something like MOSIX - take a look
> at www.openmosix.org
> MOSIX will make your machines "seem" like they're really one big
> machine. Whether that is *actually* what you want, I don't know, but you
> can take a look at the MOSIX site, try installing it, and see if you
> like it.

I'm not sure if I would recommend 'MOSIX' for those group of people we
are calling 'not very skilled', setting up a Scyld cluster might be easier. 

Oscar - http://oscar.sourceforge.net/
Scyld - http://www.scyld.com/

Both of which have enough documentation to get your up and running.


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