[Beowulf] Build a Beowulf Cluster
hahn at mcmaster.ca
Sat Oct 24 17:21:02 EDT 2009
> anyone could help me explaning how to build a beowulf cluster?
find or set up some networked linux machines, preferably with a shared
filesystem. install a scheduler to manage jobs. run some tests. done.
> An web site, a list of parameters anything updated. Cause i only found in the
> internet posts that are really old.
that's because none of the fundamentals have changed. today's tight-coupled
MPI system will be based on IB; otherwise usually just gigabit.
for memory-bandwidth-intensive applications, choose nehalem.
software stacks are not much changed (pbs/torque/sge, maybe some advantage
for openmpi over mpich). there's no beowulf-based reason to choose one
distro over another.
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