helloOf course it's possible. Just connect two ethernets through a single UTP.
is it possible to link 2 machines in order to make a 2 machines
beowulf cluster but without a switch ?
Sure, it's recommendable, but it's good only for experimenting: not much
is is recomendable ? what about the latency times and collisions ?
If you want low latency, you should get better network hardware, that
By collision, do you mean eth collisions? You won't get much congestion when
you have just two nodes, so it's safe.
But if you're really considering it I recommend you to buy more than
4 nodes, that
will be a more sensible setup for beowulf, a 2 nodes beowulf is only useful
for practice. You can ask for more advice on what hardware to buy.
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