[Beowulf] "Part-time" beowulf clusters

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu Sep 22 10:12:02 PDT 2005

Hi Paulo:

   The "Beowulf-at-Night" (BaN) has been talked about and a few folks 
have implemented it.   This is usually rebooting a windows machine into 
a beowulf at a set time.  If you are using Linux now on the PCs, it is 
fairly "easy" to do today with Condor, LSF, and a few other tools 
(possibly the Moab kit).


Paulo Ferreira de Sousa wrote:
> Hello all,
> I would like to know information about "part-time" clusters (I don't
> know if there's a specific name for it).
> The concept I'm thinking, and that I'm sure is implemented already
> somewhere, is to use PC's that only are used during daytime, to run
> code during night time. A good example is to use the PC's from a
> computer lab at any school, connect them to a switch, and use them as
> a cluster when they're idle.
> Thank you very much in advance.
> Paulo
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