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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Home-made 16-PC cluster: 2001 version

My second cluster in 2001
  • Composed of 16 PCs sharing ONE keyboard, monitor, and mouse
  • Red Hat Linux 7.2 installed
  • Connected to a private network by a data switch
  • More than 30 times faster than Pentium 1.0 GHz system


H said...

Could you possibly direct me to how to instructions... this is of great interest to me.

Albert S. Kim said...

Dear H:

I would write a book to explain everything to you. The key elements are:

NFS (network file system)
MPI (Message Passing Interface)

It's been a while after I used it, and now I used better one that I purchased from Dell. You could find a book from Amazon for "How to build your own cluster".

I hope it helps