Beowulf Clusters Book
ljhaynes at us.ibm.com
Sat Sep 23 11:30:27 PDT 2000
This reply is a bit late...
When I was getting into Beowulf's, setting one up as a newbie while in
school, I could not find the resources that pertained to my questions. I
scoured the net and could not find the appropriate FAQ's that addressed my
problems, especially with RSH. I think now there are better resources as
this was a few years ago, though not too far back. There still seems to be
a lack of a 'One Stop Shop For Newbie's'. If anyone knows of one please
I been collecting information to create a site for Beowulf Newbies but so
far I have lacked the time to organize it. There are still missing links
in my experience because I am not as knowledgable as most folks on this
If someone would like to help with this cause I would appreciate any
guidence or suggestions as to what Newbie Information is needed most. Part
of my modivation to do this is so that I can learn more about clustering.
The work that I do is for my personal gain and I do it my spare time.
Just my half-a-nickel's worth.
Val Henson <vhenson at esscom.com>@beowulf.org on 09/19/2000 02:55:51 PM
Sent by: beowulf-admin at beowulf.org
To: Scott Burlington <scottyb at cim.mcgill.ca>
cc: "Brian G. Powell" <bpowell at uucom.com>, beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: Beowulf Clusters Book
On Mon, Sep 18, 2000 at 02:23:10PM -0400, Scott Burlington wrote:
> Honestly, I'd wait. We bought the Linux Clusters book and honestly I
> don't feel that version 1.0 was really worth it.
> The software included could be useful, but as is always the case with
> software an internet connection is far more valuable than a CD.
> The book itself seems to have a hard time identifying it's
> audience. There aren't many linux newbie's with $100 000 for a linux
> cluster yet the book seems to have an apologetic attitude towards being
> technical, frankly I find this a little baffling.
It seems to me that Linux newbies all too often find themselves in
charge of setting up a new Linux cluster. Witness the number of
rsh-related questions on this list. :)
I agree, an internet connection is more valuable than a CD, and in
this case, more valuable than the book. Someone setting up a Linux
cluster would probably be better off reading a few FAQ's, checking out
websites of other clusters, and reading the beowulf list archives.
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