[Beowulf] $2500 cluster. What it's good for?

Alvin Oga alvin at Mail.Linux-Consulting.com
Sun Dec 19 21:36:22 EST 2004


On Sun, 19 Dec 2004, Dean Johnson wrote: 
> On Dec 18, 2004, at 9:52 AM, Jim Lux wrote:
> 
> > I think it would be interesting to contemplate potential uses of a 
> > $2500
> > cluster.  Once you've had the thrill of putting it together and 
> > rendering
> > something with POVray, what next?
> 
> While not terribly elegant, scientifically interesting, or 
> cluster-sexy, you could do distcc. "Look ma, I'm compiling over my 
> cluster". High school kids might like to do cluster BLAST type stuff. 

it's purrfect for training and building a "real cluster"
and not screwing things up while install all the various tools and libs
or that if things goes bonkers, its not any loss of real work and
real productivity

c ya
alvin

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