(trans)portable Beowulf

Judd Tracy jtracy at ist.ucf.edu
Tue Nov 14 01:35:42 EST 2000


On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Jim Lux wrote:

> I am contemplating building a (trans)Portable Beowulf for field reduction
> and visualization of measurement data. It's a fairly computationally
> intensive problem basically involving creating an FEM model that replicates
> observed measurements, but, fortunately, is fairly coarsegrained, so
> interprocessor comm requirements aren't dominating (yet).
> 
> The basic requirement is that the beast be luggable/shippable/etc. and use
> 12V battery power. The initial design cut uses diskless nodes (i.e.
> motherboard,video, and NIC) packaged into a custom enclosure of suitable
> size with appropriate cooling and environmental controls. The power will
> eventually supplied by DC/DC converters.

You could use a portable generator, or are you trying to minimize the size
of the equipment.

Judd Tracy
jtracy at ist.ucf.edu


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