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Old 10-03-2003, 01:13 AM   #1
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Location: Austin, Texas
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Unhappy how can i set up a cluster ???

i have two computers , one`s a P4 1.8 with 256 MB RAM, 40 GB HDD, and the other`s a compaq presario (Cyrix M2 300) with 96 MB RAM and a 10 GB HDD..i have only one monitor, connected to the P4..
the P4 is running RedHat 9, win98 and winXP
the cyrix has only win98
i have them networked using a cross-over cable, and i had been using both PCs together with the help of realVNC till now (i.e, sice wednesday, when i set up the network :-) )

i wanted to know more abt Beowulf clusters..can i set one up with the hardware iv got?? and can anyone give me some URLs where more info can be found abt all this, BASICS and FUNDAMENTALS ?
and where can i download the reqd. software?

thanx in advance

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Old 10-03-2003, 09:42 AM   #2
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maybe you could look into OpenMosix and here is the direct link to the HOWto..

and below i will put a couple other links :
doc about setting up a cluster
PDF file of the Cluster HOWTO
Old 01-05-2004, 06:52 PM   #3
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Linux Central has a Scyld Beowuld CD for sale for only a few bucks. It's an excellent start for anyone interested in Beowulf clustering. I set up a 13-node cluster using this software in minutes.
Old 01-06-2004, 08:51 AM   #4
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woow unless u know how to program a parallel virtual machine, or program for a parallel execution unit there is no point in hell thinking about a cluster. there is no point it is of no use to u and most of all the over head would probably be more high then the performance gain of 2 machines.

Either way get another monitor and have a dual head system with 2 computers.

I programmed on one before i got a dual head card and via a network it was really good.


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