Clustering isn't all its cracked up to be...
It only really works if your problem can be broken up well.
Some problems might not suit a cluster well.
There is some alternatives to setting up your own cluster.
If this is part of a research project you might be able to get to
run on the Irish Center for High End Computing's supercomputing clusters.
A Cloud computing Platform like Google App Engine or Azure could be useful.
Or if you have a GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200-series GPU, CUDA could be your
Well the best of luck what ever way you go.
All the Best,
> Hello all,
>> Can anyone offer me suggestions on good books or resources that would help
> get me up to speed with Beowulf clustering?
>> I've written an application that does calculations on fluid dynamics,
> propellers and hull forms (boaty stuff) and the intention is to move it on
> to a cluster to speed it up. At the moment one calculation takes about 3
> days on a dual core Xeon, so there are obvious benefits to moving it on to
>> I have free access to dozens of old university PCs and servers (all P4 and
> adbove) and the plan is to cluster them.
>> The thing is I've never worked with clusters before and I don't have a
> where to start. Can anyone help point me in the right direction?
> Robert Grundulis
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