[Beowulf] Practicality of a Beowulf Cluster

Glen Beane Glen.Beane at jax.org
Thu Aug 27 17:45:43 EDT 2009


What use is a screwdriver if you don't have any screws?

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On Aug 27, 2009, at 5:39 PM, "J Bickhard" <jbickhard at gmail.com> wrote:

> So, I was thinking of making a cluster, but wondered: what are the
> practical uses of one? I mean, you can't exactly run Windows on these
> things, and it looks like they're mostly for parallel computing of
> complex algorithms.
>
> Would an average Joe like me have a use for a cluster?
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