Clusters (was CLUG meeting 23 May 2002)

Richard Cottrill richard_c at
Thu May 23 02:30:35 EST 2002

> I don't know specifically what you
> refer to with
> the comparison to a beowulf, I wouldn't be at all surprised if there is a
> grid-ified version.  Do you have any links?

I did a quick google for a brief beowulf intro to reassure myself that I'm
not talking complete crap and I found

I think it's a cluster of dedicated machines; most likely using commodity
hardware. I think it also implies Linux as the OS. The article above is
careful to point out that each PID on the cluster is unique - allowing
easy/efficient IPC between nodes.

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