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Re: [vox-tech] Beowulf question




--- Bill Broadley <bill@math.ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 02:45:37PM -0700, Jan Wynholds wrote:
> > Hey all:
> > 
> >I have been poking around and trying to play with clustering and beowulf.  I
> >have been trying to find a good messaging program/daemon.  Can anyone
> suggest a
> >good (free) one?
> 
> MPI is the standard, try:
> http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/mpi/mpich/indexold.html
> 
> > I have seen some stuff on BPROC... does anyone have experience or advice on
> > this topic?
> 
> BPROC I'm guessing is using the same PID across different machines making
> it easier to start, stop, suspend, resume and similar across a large
> cluster.
>
Nailed it right on the head...  It seemed like a good system...

> Theres also projects to do shared memory over PCI which would be
> kinda cool for certain kinds of applications.
> 
> I'm in the process of building a 20-64 node beowulf btw.

I'm not doing anything that hardcore, just a small (n<5 node) cluster as a kind
of 'proof of procedure'.  I have been toying around with the idea of doing some
GIS stuff (map rendering).  

> 
> You might also be interested in pthreads which makes it easier
> to use more then 1 cpu in a single box.
> 
> --
> Bill


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