"Beowulf clusters, running up to hundreds of nodes of cheap,
commodity computers running the free Linux operating system, are
quickly becoming a mainstay of science and business projects
that need a lot of computing power, and fast. The "Big Iron"
market, a realm that even denied the formidable Unix variants, is
making use of the unique opportunities offered by Linux..."
"Projects that currently are languishing due to a lack of
computing time; fields as diverse as computational linguistics,
sociology, and electronic commerce are all languishing behind the
bottleneck of cheap data processing power. The introduction of
Linux into Big Iron computing could change all that
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