Wireless Beowulf?

Leif Nixon nixon at nsc.liu.se
Tue Nov 26 04:30:49 EST 2002


John Hearns <John.Hearns at cern.ch> writes:

> On 802.11b, in Europe, there are 13 radio channels available. Guess for
> a lot of ndes communicating this wouldn't be that hot!

And those channels overlap, so you can't use more than four (or is it five?)
simultaneously.

But sure, for a medium-smallish cluster with, say, 50 nodes,
running an application with low bandwidth requirements, it
should be possible, though expensive, to use radio-LAN.

-- 
Leif Nixon                                    Systems expert
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National Supercomputer Centre           Linkoping University
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