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LinuxPR: New Release Shows How to Cluster Linux Machines to Mimic the Performance of Supercomputers

Jul 26, 2000, 19:59 (0 Talkback[s])

"Building Linux Clusters" is a hands-on guide for people new to clusters."

"O'Reilly's latest release, "Building Linux Clusters" by David HM Spector, defines a cluster in its simplest form as "a bunch of computers tied together with a network, working on some large problem that has been broken down into smaller pieces." The simplicity of the definition belies the importance of the subject. The list of the world's most powerful supercomputers now includes Beowulf machines: PCs running Linux, clustered together into a single machine."

"From scientific applications to transaction processing, clustering technology provides an affordable, scalable computing solution. One of the hottest topics in Linux today is the ability to cluster Linux machines to mimic the performance of supercomputers (costing hundreds of thousands of dollars) for a fraction of the cost."

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