Beowulf type Clusters for Engineering apps.

Prithvish Chakravarti green at cal.vsnl.net.in
Sat Oct 7 14:43:47 EDT 2000


Hi !

I have some questions for the helpful guys on this list.

1. How many Beowulf clusters are known to be running Finite Element Analysis
engineering apps successfully ?

2. Are there any ready to run Linux based FEA apps for Beowulf clusters ? If
not, how do I go about getting one done ? I mean, could an existing app be
modified to run on parallel processors ? Or do I need to write one from
scratch ? I would be grateful for a few pointers or links....

3. I am new to this list and to Beowulf. I have been trying to follow the
conversation. I keep hearing that the clusters run the process for a limited
up time. Why is this ? Is this a prob with the hardware ?

4. Has anyone attempted to use Beowulf clusters for Industrial mission
critical apps ? If so, on what platform ? I am looking at Beowulf clusters
for this purpose and need to know whether it is a feasible option.

Prithvish Chakravarti



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