[Beowulf] Linux cluster for my college
tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Sun Apr 8 12:09:05 EDT 2007
On 8 Apr 2007, at 7:39 am, Sandip Dev wrote:
> We are planning to set up a linux cluster on trail basis in our
> college.Since its merely a trail,we have been alloted PIII PCs with
> 128 MB
> Ram and 40 GB HD on a 100 MBps LAN.All i want to know is,will this
> support a cluster?
Yes, although it without gigabit it will be a bit poor for MPI
codes. Fine for embarrassingly parallel stuff though, or just
testing the ideas out.
> Moreover which distro/software to begin with?
Whatever distro you are more comfortable with. I've used Red Hat in
the past - these days I use Debian. There are also plenty of more
cluster oriented flavours, like Rocks. But at the end of the day it
doesn't really matter. If your school supports a particular Linux
distro, go with what local expertise you have.
Given its good support for non-European languages, you might want to
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