[Beowulf] Beowulf Application in the Sciences

Glen Gardner Glen.Gardner at verizon.net
Wed Sep 22 18:55:31 PDT 2004

The human genome project relied on Beowulf. I'd be so bold as to say 
that Beowulf
 was why the project was completed much faster than originally projected.

Also, clusters have been used to model complex drug intrractions.

I'm sure there are many more examples.


Timo Mechler wrote:

>Hello all,
>Through my studies of computer clusters so far, it has become apparent to
>me that a lot of applications exist in both the Math and Physics fields
>(e.g. different types modeling, for instance in high energy physics,
>etc.).  I'm now really wondering what kind of applications exist in the
>other physical sciences such as biology and chemistry.  How would clusters
>be benefical in these areas?  I would greatly appreciate if someone could
>provide me with a few examples and some insight.
>My other question is in regards to parallel programming.  Are there some
>free parallel programs out there that one can download to run on a
>cluster, or are most of the programs run on clusters "homegrown"?
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>-Timo Mechler

Glen E. Gardner, Jr.
Glen.Gardner at verizon.net


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