View Full Version : Anyone know much about beowulf clusters?

04-26-2004, 04:17 PM
A rich cousin of mine has recently offered me a job working on a beowulf cluster that he's building. He plans on getting a bunch of guys my age (18) together and, after giving us the necessary information, setting us loose to create our monster. I was just wondering if any of you happened to know much about such a monster. We are also getting to play with some M$ beta stuff and some things fresh out of the DoD that he happens to have some connections with. All I know at this moment is that it is going to be awesome as hell but I really don't have a real clue as to what this will entail.

04-26-2004, 09:29 PM
Funny you should ask. The Physics Dept. here at Drexel has a Beowulf cluster.
Here's what Google dug up: http://www.physics.drexel.edu/~josephin/Cyborg/index.html
I hope that helps.

04-27-2004, 03:41 AM
Interesting. Ours is going to have several hundred nodes, but they are going to be random junk computers that no one has a better use for. We plan on using gigabit ethernet for connnecting them. Right now we're in the early planning stages but are probably going to start construction in June if not sooner.