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Beowulf cluster

  1. Jul 16, 2009 #1
    I have a question, if I had 5 machines I'd like to make into slave nodes, 3 600MHz Pentium 3's, 1 2GHz P4, and 1 2.6GHz P4, is it possible to hook them up into a beowulf cluster?
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2009 #2
    Yes, you can network any number of computers for parallel computing.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2009 #3
    So they don't have to be identical?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2009 #4
    no, it just depends on the algorithm how to implement each slave efficiently

    there are libraries MPI (message passing interface) for C that can help you write programs for parallel computing
     
  6. Jul 17, 2009 #5
    Thanks.
     
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