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Don't have time to read the Beowulf List Archives. No problem, our resident List Lurker (and contributor) Jeff Layton has you covered. Our Best of the Beowulf List column provides a convenient readers Digest Version with important links!

Cluster Potporri for $200 Alex

The answer is: Aspects of Cluster Management, network bandwidth in clusters (extremely good information here), Intel EM64T code and Opterons, and PVFS on a medium size cluster

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on aspects of cluster management, network bandwidth in clusters (with some extremely good information), Intel EM64T code and Opterons, and PVFS on a medium size cluster.

Read more: Cluster Potporri for $200 Alex

Using Bare Motherboards and Choosing a High-speed Interconnect

"Clusters of Bare Motherboards" -- Jeff's new rock band

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on clusters of bare motherboards and choosing a high-speed interconnect.

Read more: Using Bare Motherboards and Choosing a High-speed Interconnect

The Orion desktop cluster, low-power processors, and distros for newbies

The Orion desktop cluster, low-power processors, and distros for newbies.

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on the new (at the time) Orion desktop cluster which brings up some observations about low-power processors in clusters, and what Linux distribution people recommend for starting out with clusters.

Read more: The Orion desktop cluster, low-power processors, and distros for newbies

Using rsh or ssh, Raw Ethernet, and Cluster Computing Courses

The Beowulf list discusses rsh vs. ssh (again), using Raw Ethernet (a Neandertal approach?), and Cluster Computing Courses

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on rsh vs ssh, using raw Ethernet, and cluster computing courses.

Read more: Using rsh or ssh, Raw Ethernet, and Cluster Computing Courses

A Power Supply Idea, Optimal Machine Rooms, and NFS Nodes

Cluster mechanicals and cluster distros - Me likes!

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on using single power supplies for multiple nodes, a discussion about cooling and general machine room topics, and about cluster distribution concepts.

Read more: A Power Supply Idea, Optimal Machine Rooms, and NFS Nodes

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