[Beowulf] The name Beowulf-cluster

Douglas Eadline, Cluster World Magazine deadline at linux-mag.com
Tue Jan 13 12:56:42 EST 2004


On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Per Lindström wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Is there some one that know why the clustering technique is named Beowulf?
> 
> According to a viking saga was Beowulf  a king that ruled //the kingdom 
> of Geat, (Gothia, Götaland that is located in west Sweden) around year 
> 500, i.e. about 700 year before the rise of the  Swedish nation.

You may find reading this:

http://www.linux-mag.com/2003-06/breakthroughs_01.html

useful. It was written by Tom Sterling and provides some history.

Doug


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