[Beowulf] portable clusters

Bari Ari bari at onelabs.com
Mon Nov 28 16:42:20 EST 2005


John Hearns wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 15:09 -0500, Andrew Fant wrote:
> 
>>Jim Lux wrote:
>>
>>I can't speak to how viable the use of windows as a head node is, but
> 
> I 
> 
>>do know that LANL had a paper in the last couple of Linux Journals
> 
> about 
> 
>>   building just such a beast, housed in a plastic toolbox.  They had 
>>one of their prototypes on display at SC2005.  They use a thinkpad as 
>>the head node on their systems.  You might want to check with them
> 
> for 
> 
>>more engineering details.
> 
> If I remember the article this was a stack of PC-105 boards?
> They stacked the boards using threaded spacers.

Bento aka the lunchbox cluster: 
http://www.linuxbios.org/data/clusters/bento/
and the new and improved version DQ 
http://www.linuxbios.org/data/clusters/dq/index.html

I heard that these got quite a review from airport security when they 
were taken as carry-on.

-Bari

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