Re: Beowulf

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sun Dec 12 1999 - 22:34:51 CET

On Sun, Dec 12, 1999 at 01:54:04PM -0500, Edward Gardner nicely wrote:
> Has anyone experimented with the Beowulf project? Would muLinux be a good
> lauching point for Beowulf nodes? Once a muLinux system is up and running
> (cloned to hard disk) one could concievable install things like RPM and go
> from there?
> Or is it missing too much core functionality? What I am looking for is a
> way to get old computers up and running as quickly as possible without
> going the NFS route.

Beowulf is RPC based; I think, "portmap" and "rsh" are required.
Basic functionality are in: the Linux kernel, don't worry about that.


I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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