[Beowulf] Beowulf Application in the Sciences

Timo Mechler mechti01 at luther.edu
Wed Sep 22 19:01:45 EDT 2004


Hello all,

Through my studies of computer clusters so far, it has become apparent to
me that a lot of applications exist in both the Math and Physics fields
(e.g. different types modeling, for instance in high energy physics,
etc.).  I'm now really wondering what kind of applications exist in the
other physical sciences such as biology and chemistry.  How would clusters
be benefical in these areas?  I would greatly appreciate if someone could
provide me with a few examples and some insight.

My other question is in regards to parallel programming.  Are there some
free parallel programs out there that one can download to run on a
cluster, or are most of the programs run on clusters "homegrown"?

Thanks in advance for your help.

-Timo Mechler

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Timo R. Mechler
mechti01 at luther.edu


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