[Beowulf] A simple cluster

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 11:08:52 EDT 2008

Well I was really thinking that OpenMP might be easiest, the fastest from
setup to application running for someone new (which would include me, this
is hypothetical for me, but I think for myself I'll use MPI not OpenMP,
because I want to micromanage the message passing) but I"m no expert by any
any means.

OpenMP is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenMP (wiki)

On 6/26/08, Geoff Jacobs <gdjacobs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Peter St. John wrote:
> > Alcides,
> >
> > I think a short answer is: get a switch, plug all the boxes (throught
> > the ethernet ports on the motherboards) to the switch, install Ubuntu
> > and use OpenMP.
> >
> > Longer answers will be forthcoming, but I bet they will start with
> > questions about the specific  hardware you have, the budget, whether
> > your applications are latency or compute time dependent, how
> > parallelizable it is, shared memory model...
> >
> > Peter
> >
> OpenMPI, maybe?

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