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Utrecht LUG to Build 365-node Beowulf Cluster

Mar 08, 2001, 13:47 (7 Talkback[s])

"Starting March 26th 2001 Utrecht University will celebrate that it was founded 365 years ago. Various events will be organised, all with the theme "Knowledge @ la carte" in mind. Our contribution will be connecting 365 computers and using them together as one very fast supercomputer. This is known as "clustering". To make the computers communicate effectively we are going to use tools that run on the operating system Linux. The technique we'll be using is also known as "Beowulf clustering". If you want to learn more about Beowulf class clusters you might want to check out the Beowulf FAQ."

"You're welcome to visit us at March 26 when the Clustrum is running. The location will be the Minnaert building at the campus in Utrecht."

"Many of the computers we use for Clustrum are normally used as workstations by students. For Clustrum we just leave these machines where they are, thus creating a large distributed Beowulf cluster. We can get the remainder of the 365 nodes from one of our sponsors."

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