Beowulf cluster

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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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Yes, you can network any number of computers for parallel computing.
 
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So they don't have to be identical?
 
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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
 
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Thanks.
 

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