A beowulf for parallel instruction.

Andrew Shewmaker shew0469 at cs.uidaho.edu
Wed Nov 1 15:54:26 EST 2000


Hi, I'm Andrew Shewmaker and a student at the University of Idaho.

This semester I am participating in a High Performance Computing class
whose sole purpose is to build a Beowulf cluster.  The cluster will be
used next semester to study Bioinformatics and to teach students to about
parallel programming.

www.cs.uidaho.edu/~heckendo/CS499

The cluster is not built yet...we just sent out the PO.  However, you may
find our parts list useful

www.cs.uidaho.edu/~heckendo/CS499/parts.html

Software-wise, we are planning on trying out Scyld's distribution first.

Good luck,

Andrew

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You said:

We are planning to provide a vehicle for instruction in
parallel computing. Given this rather vague objective,
what influence might this have on the selection of
hardware and software? The selection of non-bleeding
edge components is one obvious issue but there must be
others.  Although this is slightly off-topic I'd
greatly appreciate comments from those who are running
machines that may cater to this area as part of their
workloads.


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