Building a beowulf with old computers

Rocky McGaugh rocky at atipa.com
Mon Mar 10 11:16:08 EST 2003



With such limited resources, i'd probably look at Debian. It would 
probably have a bit larger learning curve. It is a "small install; grow
as you need" type system.

I'll assume this is just for "fun". To get started, all you really need is
SSH, mpich, and maybe Ganglia for monitoring.

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On 9 Mar 2003, D. Scott wrote:

> Hi Beowulf experts
> 
> I've got old computer that have 32MB RAM some with 1GB hard disk and 512MB 
> hard disk and some with 16MB RAM. How best to build a beowulf? I've looked 
> into OSCAR but that requires large about of disk & memory. SCE & SMA also 
> require min 256MB RAM. Have anyone built a beowulf with low spec PCs?
> 
> 
> Thanks in advance
> 
> Dan




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