[Beowulf] Practicality of a Beowulf Cluster

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Aug 27 18:26:47 EDT 2009



> -----Original Message-----
> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org]
> On Behalf Of Chris Dagdigian
> Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 2:59 PM
> To: J Bickhard; Beowulf List
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Practicality of a Beowulf Cluster
> 
> 
> In a nutshell:
> 
> Science.
> Finance.
> Rendering & Digital content creation.
> 
> ... if you have interests (work or personal) in any of these areas,
> you'll find a cluster useful.
> 
> 


Or, if you're interested in developing parallel algorithms, message passing, etc.  

Anything computationally intensive would be potential grist for a Beowulf. 

For instance, if you wanted to do video compression, or process lots of video frames to do feature extraction?

Wasn't there a news story about somebody trying to tag all photos on the internet with the names of everyone in the photo? There's a computationally large but potentially parallelizable task.



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