[Beowulf] More technical information and spec of beowulf

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 22:30:47 PST 2006

Nothing says you must use MPI. PVM was around on clusters years and
years ago, and many people still prefer it. Some people are using
OpenMosix and shared mem on small clusters. A software maniac might code
a parallel application in raw tcp/ip. I knew a guy who built a parallel
Mandelbrot appliance using raw IPX on DOS in high school.

Beowulf is nothing more than using networked commodity-based hardware to
collectively solve large, parallel computational problems.

Geoffrey D. Jacobs

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