[Beowulf] HPC in Windows

Erik Paulson epaulson at cs.wisc.edu
Mon Oct 11 13:16:50 EDT 2004


On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 06:11:01PM -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Oct 2004, Rajiv wrote:
> 
> > Dear All,
> >     Are there any Beowulf packages for windows?
> 
> Not that I know of.  In fact, the whole concept seems a bit oxymoronic,
> as the definition of a beowulf is a cluster supercomputer running an
> open source operating system.
> 

It's really time that gave up on trying to hold a strong definition
to "beowulf". It's like kleenex or hacker/cracker. The world doesn't
care. Clusters of x86 PCs doing "HPC" = beowulf

And on the Beowulf on Windows bit - 
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0262692759/qid=1097514164/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/104-7091285-1915902?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

"Beowulf Cluster Computing with Windows (Scientific and Engineering Computation)
by Thomas Sterling" - If Tom says that you can build a beowulf on 
Windows, I think you can. 


-Erik

ps - define "supercomputer" :)
_______________________________________________
Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org
To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf



More information about the Beowulf mailing list