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High Performance Linux News for Sep 24, 2000

  • 32BitsOnline: A Review of Building Linux Clusters (Sep 24, 2000, 06:06)
    "In order to address the concerns of those wishing to build Beowulf clusters O'Reilly and Associates published Building Linux Clusters, written by David Him Spector. The stated goal of Building Linux Clusters is to be a "primer for the veteran Linux programmer who wants to take the first steps into parallel computing." However, after reading the book you will find that the goal would have been more appropriately stated as, "a primer for the veteran Linux administrator who wants to take the first steps into parallel computing" because Building Linux Clusters does not really cover programming or algorithm design as it pertains to parallel computing applications. Rather, the book gives a very detailed and useful overview of what a Beowulf cluster is, how to plan one, how to build it based on that plan, what factors to consider, and what tools are available for use on a cluster."