Linux Cluster New User
shewa at inel.gov
Mon Jan 28 08:11:41 PST 2002
First, have your read the FAQ
linked to from beowulf.org?
It sounds like you have a pre-existing network of workstations that you
want to run
parallel applications on. In this case, you probably want to install an
a parallel environment like MPI or PVM. The fastest way (for you) would
be to find rpm
packages of MPICH or LAM-MPI (for MPI) and PVM. You probably have one
or more of these packages if you have the CDs, but you can also look at
It is also easy to install these packages from source.
You will also probably want a way to execute the same command across the
entire cluster. Mandrake comes with a useful tool called pconsole
http://www.heiho.net/pconsole/. You may also want to try Scalable Unix
Tools http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/sut/. Another is
There are others. I just remembered http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bnc/rexec/
Of course a cluster distribution will generally have all of this (and
more) figured out for you.
prashs08 at eng.uab.edu wrote:
>I'm new to this world, I'm trying to build a Linux cluster, can anyone
>suggest the best approach, I got about 16 nodes to be setup in my system.
>I'm running redhat 7.2 and mandrake 8.1.
>Please send me links also where I can learn more.
>Thank you in advance
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