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Beowulf Talk Notes

Random notes from the BLU Beowulf Talk

Kurt Keville

The old formula for possible cluster speedup didn't account or map to what ultimately was observed.

Linpack still used

The Space Simulator Cluster

Low latency is still key, different topologies, machine design versus OTSC.

MIT Roofnet

Flash Mob Computing

Co-processor

Cluster administration is still one of the biggest problems

The Aggregate

MPI, custom NICs, Interprocess communication, MOSIX, SMP, RapidIO, Enfuzion

Differences in Theory, Building, and Simulating clusters

File systems PVFS

Green Destiny low power cluster.

Cluster in a box software: OSCAR and HA OSCAR

General information: Beowulf (the original), Linux Clustering, Cluster World,

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