[Beowulf] Simple Cluster

John Hearns john.hearns at clustervision.com
Sat Dec 13 05:57:13 EST 2003


On Fri, 12 Dec 2003, Jim Lux wrote:

> call that easy.  What Robert is probably looking for is a "stick the CDROM
> in and go" kind of solution, and, just like in the Windows world, the
> current, readily available (as in download the ISO and go) solutions tend to
> assume one has a vintage 2001 computer sitting around with a several hundred
> MHz processor and 64MB of RAM, etc.
> 
> 
> One could always just boot 4 copies of Knoppix, but I don't know that
> there's many "cluster management" tools in Knoppix.

How about ClusterKnoppix then?
http://bofh.be/clusterknoppix/

Its a Knoppix version which runs OpenMosix.
Teh slaves boot via PXE - which might rule out the old P1s.
You probably could boot via floppy though.

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