[Beowulf] Beowulf, Gentoo and Navier Stokes solvers

Andrew M.A. Cater amacater at galactic.demon.co.uk
Mon Feb 6 15:29:24 PST 2006

On Mon, Feb 06, 2006 at 05:00:07PM +0000, Alan Jones wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'll start by introducing myself being my first post on the list. As the
> header suggests my name is Alan - I'm head of R&D at a production (visual
> effects) house in London.
> I'm currently looking into developing a cluster to perform fluid simulation
> and google, while providing plenty of information, hasn't shown what I'm
> after.
> The first part I'm looking for is how I'd go about using gentoo as my base
> platform for putting together a cluster.
In exactly the same way as you'd use any other distribution. Minimal OS
for each node except possibly for the head node(s). Can I suggest Debian
as being potentially quicker/easier to install than Gentoo for large
numbers of nodes?

> The other question is whether there's any existing open source projects for
> navier stokes on beowulf out there as I'd rather spend my development
> efforts contributing to an existing project.
> Cheers,
> Alan.

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