[Beowulf] A hello, and an introduction
Brian R Smith
brian at cypher.acomp.usf.edu
Mon Feb 21 09:22:39 EST 2005
Its good to see another student admin at a university on here. Welcome
to the list. There are a lot of top-notch people on here that you can
learn a lot from. I've been admining at my univ. for about 3 years now
and plan on doing so even after I graduate.
With a C.S. background, you'll probably find lots of interesting things
involved with Cryptography or Image/Video processing. I'm working on a
video compression format right now and will likely write up a parallel
encoder for AVI's into my format.
Maybe my boss will post and give you some ideas on what to research as
he's working on his PhD and probably has a better idea than I do on what
you can accomplish on a cluster as a C.S. major. And I'm sure RGB could
come up with some mind-blowers if you are really up to the task.
Good luck and welcome to the list.
On Fri, 2005-02-18 at 10:44 -0600, streich at uwm.edu wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm new to the list and just thought I'd introduce myself, as will probably be
> posting to the list a bit. I'm a system administrator for a Beowulf cluster at
> UW-Milwaukee. It's a 22 node 2.4GHz Intel cluster running Linux that is
> dedicated to studying clouds (using wrf and COAMPS (MPI based software)). It's
> a student job, and a lot of fun. I'm a Computer Science major, and have all
> the Computer Science course done (just have a few math classes left).
> I'm starting to think about Grad school and Master Thesis stuff, though that is
> a little way off. Along this vein, if anyone has any suggestions as to hot
> research topics a CS major with access to a few spare clock cycles Beowulf
> cluster might be interested in, please feel free to send them to me. ;)
> I've only been admin-ing the cluster for about a year, so I don't know how much
> I'll be able to help people with questions... But I may throw an idea out once
> in a while. I suppose here I may be asking more than answering the questions,
> as it seems a lot of you have quite a bit of experience with larger clusters.
> - Jeremy
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