[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,
anyways".

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Leif Nixon                                    Systems expert
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National Supercomputer Centre           Linkoping University
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