[Beowulf] how do I get started?

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 06:58:38 PDT 2008

Amir Saad wrote:
> I'm trying to build a small Beowulf cluster using 5 Ubuntu machines. I
> did a lot of search and yet couldn't find a getting started guide. Any
> ideas?
> All the articles I found are using RSH, is it possible to replace this
> with password-less SSH? Would it be possible to use Ubuntu? Which
> packages should I install to build the cluster?
Yes, yes, see below.

> Please advice.
> Thank you
> Amir

The packages you need are openssh-server and openssh-client. The server
should be on all machines you must sign in to, the client on the
machines you wish to sign in from.

Here's a guide on setting up ssh so passwords will not be required (just

Geoffrey D. Jacobs

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