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Re: First Beowulf cluster. Some pointers?

In 06 Dec 2000 17:25:45 +0100 Turbo Fredriksson <turbo@debian.org> cum veritate scripsit :

> Quoting Junichi Uekawa <dancer@netfort.gr.jp>:
> > It seems like I gotta have something to say being the mpich maintainer...
> > and having had revived ~16 SparcStations into a Beowulf cluster ;)
> And just for the record (remember, I'm new at this :), what is MPICH and what
> does it do?

plainly put :

MPI is a standard API for communicating between processes that are running 
on other machines.

MPICH is one implementation. LAM is another.

This is one "classic" and "standard" way of doing Beowulf clustering. 
When people talk about Beowulf clusters, it's likely they are talking about
something similar.

# an approach in the MOSIX direction is not very popular (yet), is it?


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