[Beowulf] Beowulf - Warewulf ??

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Dec 14 16:01:44 PST 2005

On Wednesday 14 December 2005 17:45, Rodrigo López Negrete de la Fuente wrote:

> My name is Rodrigo, and I'm new to clustering so I've been reading about it
> and the available tools. The thing that's been troubling me is, that I
> haven't found what the main differences between Warewulf and Beowulf are.
> So is there anybody that can explain it to me, or is there a page where
> this is explained?

A very simple explanation is that "Beowulf" is a concept - a Linux cluster 
made from commodity parts - whereas Warewulf is an implementation - it is a 
Linux distribution that is intended to make it easier to build a Beowulf 

How does that sound ?

 Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Deputy Systems Manager
 Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
 Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia

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