Cluster over standard network

Erwan Velu erwan at mandrakesoft.com
Tue Jul 1 10:52:36 EDT 2003


Le mar 01/07/2003 à 15:15, Cannon, Andrew a écrit :
> Hi all,
> 
> Has anyone implemented a cluster over a normal office network using the PCs
> on people's desks as part of the cluster? If so, what was the performance of
> the cluster like? What sort of performance penalty was there for the
> ordinary user and what was the network traffic like?
You may have a look on the quite "old" Icluster initiative http://www-id.imag.fr/Grappes/icluster/description.html.
They did it and you can see their benchmarks.. It was a 200 E-PC cluster
using an ethernet network. It was in top500 !
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