Tuesday, May 02, 2017

[mlwmffmf] Beowulf cluster

Connect a small number of computers together to create a more powerful computer.  "Small number": not needing to worry about the many possible kinds of faults, networking can be a single switch.

Because there so many ways people might want to do it, best is probably the Unix philosophy: a collection of small tools that people can hook together in many different ways.  (Bad is a walled garden.)  Many great small tools already exist, e.g., ssh, clusterssh.  What others are wanted?

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