IT Manager's Journal: How to Migrate Your Company to Linux Clusters
Jul 09, 2004, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Quinn)
"Anyone following the high performance computing industry has
probably noticed the growing popularity of Linux cluster systems.
The 23rd Top 500 list, a ranking of the world's most powerful
supercomputers, reported that clusters make up more than 50 percent
of the list. The appeal is easy to understand; Linux clusters are a
fraction of the cost of traditional supercomputers while providing
blazingly fast performance numbers. Many organizations from
national labs to Hollywood special effects shops have reported
performance increases that their previous systems couldn't touch.
With such widespread appeal and tangible benefits, the migration to
cluster systems seems inevitable for many organizations..."