[Beowulf] Beowulf on head Core2Duo/8RAM/8800GTX(4 CUDA) + 2 nodes - SonyPS3 + AlliedTelesyn GLAN Switch running "home-made CFD-program

Nifty Tom Mitchell niftyompi at niftyegg.com
Fri Mar 6 11:39:07 PST 2009

On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 04:48:22AM +0300, Залетнев Дмитрий wrote:
> I have such a configuration and now I'm interested, where can I obtain Beowulf & PVM, in "Operating systems. Internals and Design Principles. 4-th Ed." by W.Stollings, said that i can obtain Beowulf from www.beowulf.org. But I cann't find the path to download. The same is with PVM. By the way, what OS should i use: Fedora-based Yellow Dog Linux and Fedora for Head; NetBSD everywhere or something else? I am new in Linux, this cluster is intended for my scientific activity to make a work, that would make possible to me to became Ph.D. in heat-transfer coupled with hydrodynamics.
> Sincerely yours, Dmitry Zaletnev.


Also look at MPI,  http://www.open-mpi.org/

As an aside, PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) and MPI (Message Passing Interface) have
become the standard interfaces for high-performance parallel programming
in the message-passing paradigm.  I mention this because I have a bias toward MPI.   One nice 
thing about Open MPI is the range of hardware and batch system integrations.
Also MPI may be the best place to develop new parallel code, it appears to me that 
new application code design work is happening in the MPI world.  Perhaps more important
is the integration and development of drivers for fast interconnects.

As for OS use  Redhat Enterprise linux or one of the derrived "free" clones
like CentOS or Scientific Linux will take you a long way.  Use the same 
OS on all your systems..
CentOS  -- http://www.centos.org/
Scientific Linux -- https://www.scientificlinux.org/

	T o m  M i t c h e l l 
	Found me a new hat, now what?

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