[Beowulf] The name Beowulf-cluster

nixon at nsc.liu.se nixon at nsc.liu.se
Tue Jan 13 03:25:43 EST 2004

Per Lindström <Per.Lindstrom at me.chalmers.se> writes:

> Is there some one that know why the clustering technique is named Beowulf?

Thomas Sterling claims he sat in his room, trying to think of a
name. He looked up at his bookshelf, saw an edition of the Beowulf
saga, and thought "'Beowulf', that'll do. Nobody will hear about it,

Leif Nixon                                    Systems expert
National Supercomputer Centre           Linkoping University
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