[Beowulf] History of Beowulf Computing

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Sat Dec 11 17:37:47 EST 2004


On Fri, 10 Dec 2004, Timo Mechler wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I'm going to be writing a paper on Beowulf and Clustered Computing and its 
> applications.  I'm specifically looking for some resources that share a 
> little bit about the History of Beowulf and Clustered Computing.  If 
> someone knows of any papers or online articles I could check out, please 
> let me know.  Thanks in advance for your help.

There are actually quite a few resources available, but you'll probably
have to google some to find them.

The beowulf site has a short history:

   http://www.beowulf.org/overview/history.html

I've archived the following from a mirror/snapshot of the much earlier
beowulf site:

  http://www.phy.duke.edu/resources/computing/brahma/Resources/beowulf/intro.html

Then there are various articles published in online interviews and
articles, e.g. --

  http://www.hq.nasa.gov/hpcc/insights/vol7/beowulf.htm

(and others google turns up with e.g. "don becker beowulf history" or
other nifty strings).

There's probably a similar but less authoritative blurb on this in my
online book, too.

   rgb

> 
> Regards,
> 
> -Timo Mechler
> 
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