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