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What is a distibution of linux for a beowulf cluster that can be used with a cpu benchmark? Answered

I have had lots of questions here recently about similar topics but hopefully this will be my last. I am good with computers but am not comfortable with complex programming. I need a distribution of Linux that is used for computer clusters that can have the processing power benchmarked. Is there a distribution of Linux for beowulf clusters where i would only have to install the os, connect the computers with a router and not have to use complex programming? if so, is there one where the total processing power of the cluster can be benchmarked? If so, what benchmarking software would I use? I will not need to actually run any programs on the cluster. I just need to be able to benchmark the processing power.

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steveastrouk

7 years ago

Try Quantian. Its a live distribution, so dead easy to install, and it supports Mosix

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danielemursteveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

so is quantian the operating system and mosix an add on that allows it to be a cluster? and also, do you know of benchmarking software for processing power that would work for this cluster?

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steveastroukdanielemur

Answer 7 years ago

Quantian is the distribution. Linux is the OS..OpenMosix is part of the distribution. AFAIR there are some benchmarking tools in it.

Try it.

Steve

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danielemursteveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

Which version should i get and where can i find out how to instal it?

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steveastroukdanielemur

Answer 7 years ago

If you're asking such basic questions, is a beowulf cluster an ideal project for you ? Why are you doing it, if you want to avoid programming on it ?

Quantian had some pretty decent notes. Its essentially a clever version of Knoppix.

Steve

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danielemursteveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

Sorry for my confusion. Usually i just burn the iso file to a cd and pop it in the cd drive but the web site got me confused. I tried burning the newest version that would fit on a cd and it worked fine.

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steveastrouk

7 years ago

Have you got identical hardware for the members of your cluster ?

Steve