Re: How to build Debian Linux cluster?
On Mon, May 04, 1998 at 06:42:44PM -0400, Alexander Kushnirenko wrote:
> I have a question about organising Debian Linux cluster for small physics
> experiment. Half a year ago we bought a PC and I am running Debian 2.0 on it.
> My colleagues who usually work on X-terminals noticed certain advantages of
> PC compared to X-terminal and basically the idea is instead of buying extra 5
> X-terminals to buy 5 PC. I think I understand how to maintain single-computer
> system, but I have very little experience with clusters.
> So far they want PC just to be an X-terminal, but I beleive they will be
> interested in it's computing power very soon.
> 1. What is better: one powerfull central computer surrounded by many little
> ones? OR democratic society of equal computers?
> 2. Is it easy to "clone" debian systems? How should one maintain it?
> 3. What are the recommendations about hardware specific to clusters would you
> 4. Any useful resources on this matter? (Basically how to approach the
> Thanks you,
I am fairly new at Linux but I ran across this on the net and saved the
URL for later reference. It is the Beowulf project that connects many
small Linux PCs into a parallel computing environment.
John C. Ellingboe
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