[Beowulf] Ineternet cluster

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Sun Oct 1 21:24:35 PDT 2006

>> So, do you think there really is no solution for parrallel works over 
>> Internet ?

"over the internet" implies widely ramified machines in different admin
domains, no shared FS, poor interconnect, etc.  since compilation, on today's
machines, is quite IO, rather than compute-bound, this is going to be a problem.

it's no big deal to do parallel makes in a _cluster_, where you have some 
decent queueing system, shared filesystem, etc.  in fact, I did an experiment 
where I simply said
 	CC=sqrun cc
in a makefile, with gnu "make -j 2" for instance, and it worked as expected.

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