Beowulf Clusters Book

Schilling, Richard RSchilling at affiliatedhealth.org
Mon Sep 25 15:12:47 EDT 2000


Well, this is very timely.  I'm putting together the initial chapters for a
book on Beowulf technology, and would be very happy to compile a laundry
list of things people would like to see in it.  Please send your wish lists
for a Beowulf book directly to my e-mail address:

rschilling at affiliatedhealth.org



Richard Schilling
Web Integration Programmer/Webmaster
Affiliated Health Services


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Louis Haynes/Raleigh/IBM [mailto:ljhaynes at us.ibm.com]
> Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2000 11:30 AM
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: Beowulf Clusters Book
> 
> 
> 
> This reply is a bit late...
> 
> When I was getting into Beowulf's, setting one up as a newbie while in
> school, I could not find the resources that pertained to my 
> questions.  I
> scoured the net and could not find the appropriate FAQ's that 
> addressed my
> problems, especially with RSH.  I think now there are better 
> resources as
> this was a few years ago, though not too far back.  There 
> still seems to be
> a lack of a 'One Stop Shop For Newbie's'.  If anyone knows of 
> one please
> advise.
> 
> I been collecting information to create a site for Beowulf 
> Newbies but so
> far I have lacked the time to organize it.  There are still 
> missing links
> in my experience because I am not as knowledgable as most 
> folks on this
> list.
> 
> If someone would like to help with this cause I would appreciate any
> guidence or suggestions as to what Newbie Information is 
> needed most.  Part
> of my modivation to do this is so that I can learn more about 
> clustering.
> The work that I do is for my personal gain and I do it my spare time.
> 
> Thanks,
> Just my half-a-nickel's worth.
> Louis Haynes
> 
> Val Henson <vhenson at esscom.com>@beowulf.org on 09/19/2000 02:55:51 PM
> 
> Sent by:  beowulf-admin at beowulf.org
> 
> 
> To:   Scott Burlington <scottyb at cim.mcgill.ca>
> cc:   "Brian G. Powell" <bpowell at uucom.com>, beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject:  Re: Beowulf Clusters Book
> 
> 
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2000 at 02:23:10PM -0400, Scott Burlington wrote:
> 
> > Honestly, I'd wait.  We bought the Linux Clusters book and 
> honestly I
> > don't feel that version 1.0 was really worth it.
> >
> > The software included could be useful, but as is always the 
> case with
> > software an internet connection is far more valuable than a CD.
> >
> > The book itself seems to have a hard time identifying it's
> > audience.  There aren't many linux newbie's with $100 000 
> for a linux
> > cluster yet the book seems to have an apologetic attitude 
> towards being
> > technical, frankly I find this a little baffling.
> 
> It seems to me that Linux newbies all too often find themselves in
> charge of setting up a new Linux cluster.  Witness the number of
> rsh-related questions on this list. :)
> 
> I agree, an internet connection is more valuable than a CD, and in
> this case, more valuable than the book.  Someone setting up a Linux
> cluster would probably be better off reading a few FAQ's, checking out
> websites of other clusters, and reading the beowulf list archives.
> 
> -VAL
> 
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