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LinuxMall.com: Vanilla Beowulf with a GPL Cherry on top, if you Please

May 07, 2000, 14:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greta Durr)

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"Unlike its name would suggest, Vanilla Beowulf is not a frozen dessert treat for Grendel, the mythical, anti-heroic beast that once ravaged hapless villagers. Actually, It's an effort underway in Sweden that could forever alter the cluster supercomputing landscape by slaying technological demons and rescuing the commoners."

"Terrence Brown has been organizing PileofPcs.Org, "in an effort to address some of the barriers that are limiting the spread of Beowulf-class, cluster-based supercomputers." Brown said that the group is, "dedicated to the proliferation of cluster-based supercomputing by creating, promoting and sponsoring the Open Source development of distributions, applications and tools comparable to those sold by traditional supercomputer vendors." Sourceforge.net is hosting the organization's three initial projects."

"Brown is currently a lecturer at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and the Royal Institute of Technology, following stints as the research director at the Association of the Electronic Auction Industry and the research director for The Net America Foundation, which he characterized as "a small think tank focusing on the new economy, e-commerce and e-learning." He has one master's degree in entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and another in organizational management from Rutgers University, where he later scored a doctorate in entrepreneurship and corporate strategy."

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