[Beowulf] cluster softwares supporting parallel CFD computing

Mikhail Kuzminsky kus at free.net
Mon Sep 4 11:04:09 EDT 2006


In message from "amjad ali" <amjad11 at gmail.com> (Wed, 30 Aug 2006 
20:28:37 +0500):
>Hello, Hi All.
>We are developing Beowulf Cluster for the first time at our 
>university
>department. We will perform numerical simulations in CFD on the
>cluster. We have chosen that each node (master and compute) of the
>cluster will be consisting of 2 AMD Dual Core Opteron Processors on
>Tyan Thunder Motherboard, 4 GB of RAM (2GB RAM for each processor),
>and at least 80GB of Hard Disk Drive. The nodes will be connected
>through 10/100/1000baseT Gigabit Ethernet. Initially we have decided
>to setup cluster of 1 master and 3 compute nodes. Thus totaling 16
>cores in the cluster. Now we require suggestion for clustering
>softwares and technical softwares/compilers/libraries.  We want to
>have suitable software for cluster establishment, scheduling and
>monitoring. I have studied a bit about "scyld".
>Could any of tell me about that? I am little convinced with "scyld". 
>I am a Lehman computer user so cannot fully understand the concerning
>pages on the web.
>
>I wonder to see too many terms about "scyld" like. Are they
>same/integrated in one package or different ones?
>SHOULD we use the master node for performing computational work along
>with cluster-handling?
Taking into account that your cluster will be small, I beleive the 
answer should be "yes": your frontal host has 25% of your total 
performance. 

Yours
Mikhail Kuzminsky
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry
Moscow

>
>Could any of you please suggest me full software list staring from OS
>to clustering software, Message Passing Libraries, Fortran 95
>compilers and mathematical libraries, to fully establish our Beowulf
>cluster for parallel CFD computing. We would be interested in buying
>the softwares.
>
>THANKS.
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