[Beowulf] Alpha beowulf: True64 or Linux?

Bruce Allen ballen at gravity.phys.uwm.edu
Thu Sep 27 22:31:10 EDT 2007


> I've heard of people making clusters out of Alphas running Linux before - 
> can't remember where, but I did see someone had done it.

Back in 1998 I built a 48-node DEC AXP cluster.  I think it was the 
largest AXP cluster in operation for a few months, then a larger one was 
built at one of the national labs.  Here are some details:

http://www.lsc-group.phys.uwm.edu/beowulf/alpha/index.html

My subequent clusters have all been x86 based -- some Intel and some AMD.

Cheers,
 	Bruce
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