Some newbie questions

Chris Snow chris at
Mon Jun 11 09:31:45 EDT 2001

On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Roger L. Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Stephen Gaudet wrote:
> > > -Do i HAVE to use Linux
> >
> > Yes.
> I completely disagree.  Many people nowadays are using the term "beowulf"
> to mean "cluster", and you can cluster pretty much anything with a network
> card and an implementation of MPI (depending on what you're doing).
> We've been doing Sun clusters since the late '80s.  I've seen a Mac G4
> cluster running yellowdog Linux, and there are several significant
> NT-based clusters (the A3 at Cornell for example).
> I really find it amusing that most people on this list don't seem to think
> you can have a functioning cluster without Scyld.

We had a running cluster on HP-UX, to add to the list... (since been
converted to linux/hppa, though).


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