[Beowulf] Virtual SMP

Benjamin W. Mayer bmayer at cs.umn.edu
Tue Jul 6 09:29:45 EDT 2004

you might want to check out


That will do the virtual SMP for you but I am not sure about MPI.

http://bccd.cs.uni.edu/ does MPI for sure.

For the OS and Application seperation I would think that is a feature of
high end software/hardware combinations.

On Mon, 5 Jul 2004, arun murthy wrote:

> Hi
> I am new to Linux clusters.
> I want to know if it is possible to build a "virtual" SMP out of a cluster of 1-CPU or 2-CPU nodes? Is there a way to run the OS related tasks on only one CPU so that all others are completely free for running a parallel MPI-based application software?
> Thanks for your time and help.
> Best Regards
> Arun Murthy
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