[Beowulf] Windows Master, Linux Slaves

Vallard Benincosa vallard at benincosa.com
Sun Mar 7 14:42:06 PST 2010

We do it the opposite way quite frequently: Linux master node with Windows
slaves.  You could at the very least install the Linux servers from Windows
over the network.  Setup a Windows DHCP/HTTP server.  Then you could at the
very least 'kickstart' or 'autoyast' the nodes.  Not sure about the software
level of controlling the apps.

On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 7:08 AM, MArk Fennema <markcf at rocketmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure at all if this would be at all beowulfy, or even if it would
> be possible. That's why I'm asking you. What I want to set up is a cluster
> computer that can run standard windows applications. Random download games,
> Microsoft office, etc. So I was wondering, is it at all possible to run a
> windows master computer that's controlling Linux slaves, and if I did, would
> it improve the performance of usual applications (or make it possible to run
> more of them at the same time). I know this isn't the most useful or the
> cheapest way to make a computer like this, but it's kind of an experiment.
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