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osFAQ.com: How to setup a Linux Supercomputer

Oct 20, 2000, 05:16 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cory R. Rauch)

[ Thanks to osfaq for this link. ]

"Are you looking for cutting edge supercomputer technology on your network? In this article we will cover how to setup a Linux supercomputer. I will cover both the hardware and software configurations, but you should have a good understanding of networking and Linux before reading this article."

"To configure a supercomputer you need a network of computers, each setup with a Linux compatible network card. On the master computer (Front End) which controls the slave nodes, you need two network cards. One network card will attach to the clusters network and the second will attach to the outside network. The computers don't have to be the same speed or configuration, but are required to be compatible with Linux. Since I'm going to be covering the graphical install so you should also have a compatible X Windows video card...."

"To configure a Linux supercomputer you need a software package called "Beowulf". Beowulf was originally design by NASA and few other people to allow you to cluster ordinary pc hardware and Linux to create a supercomputer. Overtime a distribution was created that came bundled with Beowulf. In this article I'm going to be covering the installation of the Beowulf v2 distribution...."

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