IBM goes grid

Greg Lindahl lindahl at conservativecomputer.com
Thu Aug 2 12:14:46 EDT 2001


On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 11:17:54AM -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:

> It is interesting to think about how one would make a beowulf (in the
> softer definition of a named cluster, not necessarily constrained to but
> definitely including the strict/scyld/dedicated sense) a member of a
> distributed "super" cluster with existing tools and minimal work.  Even
> doing it inside our own department is going to be challenging.
> 
> Seems like a useful project for some grad students in CS departments
> that concentrate on cluster computing, e.g. Clemson.  Walt?  Anybody?

Legion, Globus, and Condor all did this ages ago, and others
too. What do you think that's new that can be done?

g


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