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How to build a computer cluster? Answered

Does anyone know a good way to connect some computers together to form a computer cluster that I can use as a single computer. My goal is to add on to it to increase the speed/capacity of the unit.

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Hammock Boy (author)2012-01-02

If you can get your hands on some macs try using Pooch from Dauger Reseach.

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steveastrouk (author)2011-10-17

"Beowulf clustering" is the name given to a special versions of linux that can be used on multiple machines to form parallel processing clusters.

Ideally, you want to run the cluster on identical commodity hardware - I've been trying to get the school I volunteer in to build one from 10 Dells that were due to get passed on

Steve

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steveastrouk (author)2011-10-16

No, Windows machines don't "cluster" in the way you can with Beowulf.

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Pettrocity (author)steveastrouk2011-10-16

Ok, but what is Beowulf, and if I did use it, what should I do then?

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kelseymh (author)Pettrocity2011-10-16