Is Boewulf what I need?
vor+ at pitt.edu
Wed May 17 10:16:06 PDT 2000
A beowulf cluster will serve your needs fairly well, but ONLY if you
also install MOSIX. MOSIX provides automatic process migration and
load balancing in a beowulf cluster. Check out their web site at
But the answer to your question is no: any SMP machine with lots of
processors will serve your needs, and thus you don't NEED a beowulf
cluster. The cluster is only a cost-effective option.
On Tue, 16 May 2000, Javi Ortiz wrote:
> I'm new with Beowulf so I would like you help me to know if it is Beowulf
> what I need or another system's kind.
> Our need is no paralelization in the programs but distribution of the
> We would like to access to a single system, but to have a lot of CPUs.
> We want that ...:
> * ... a CPU run only one process while there are free CPUs.
> * ... users don't need to worry about the distribution of their
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