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downgrade.org: Creating an HPC/Beowulf Cluster the Easy Way

Feb 09, 2006, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"This cluster was created for Dr. Shin Han Shiu for use decoding plant genomes and other bioinformatics related tasks.

"It runs the Rocks clustering distribution that is based on CentOS (which is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and is pretty much a cluster on a disk. It contains ganglia for monitoring, MPI and Sun Grid Engine (SGE) for task queuing, pre-configured kickstart server for painlessly building computing nodes, pre-configured dhcp, nfs and other network services, apache, mysql and just about anything else you will need for a cluster..."

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