Re: Beowulf gone?
- Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2018 22:35:27 -0400
- From: Michael Stone <mstone@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Beowulf gone?
On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 09:17:25PM +0200, Hans wrote:
I am interested in clustering a server for educacation purposes, Asd far as I
remembewr, there had bbeen some debian packages called "beowulf" or so,
beowulf was a system at NASA Goddard 20 years ago. The basic idea of
clustering computers was around before that, and is still around today.
There are many different kinds of clusters depending on what you're
trying to accomplish. Availability? Scaling to massive data sets? Can
the work be easily distributed without much communication or does one
computation depend on the results of many other computations? The
problem determines the software & hardware. As a starting point you
could look at hadoop and spark and openmpi and openstack to get some
idea of the scale and breadth of the question.