beowulf newbie...???

Robert G. Brown rgb at
Tue Jun 26 15:37:42 EDT 2001

On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, ds d wrote:

> HI..
> My name is Anthony Liberty
> I'm new in linux , I have read beowulf article and it
> is really attracting me to
> built it too. I plan to use it to load balance my web
> server in my campus.
> we have 16 old computer(P133/32 SDRam/HD 2,1 Gb/3com
> NIC/Redhat 7.0) .
> I have read several beowulf dokumentation , but it is
> really confusing me .
> where can i start to built it? (for newbie)
> all suggestion will be appreciated
> thanx for all.

Actually, using 16 boxes to provide a distributed web service is
interesting and "extreme" linux, but it isn't beowulfery.  Beowulfs and
related cluster computers are used to do High Performance Computing
(parallel supercomputing, basically).

What you need to do is look into e.g. Turbolinux which has some
interesting tools to accomplish your task, although I imagine that
related tools are also available in other distributions.


Robert G. Brown	             
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Durham, N.C. 27708-0305
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