[Beowulf] Folding@Home on a Beowulf?

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Wed Mar 16 04:21:23 PST 2005


Brian R Smith wrote:
> [...]
> Just set up f at h on each machine, giving each a different machine id 
> number, 1-6 should suffice.  As for getting the data sets, you should 
> probably find some way of getting these nodes online... Do you have a 
> switch or some extra ethernet ports?  Maybe use one of the machines as a 
> router?  You could also whip up a script that would "pretend" to be each 
> instance of a machine id (1-6), receive the data, then place it in the 
> proper directory in each node.

Hello, Brian.

We've run both SETI at home and folding at home on our 64-node openMosix 
Beowulf cluster using David Ranch's software firewall on the 'head' node 
to allow IP masquerading of the compute nodes on the public internet 
through our private cluster LAN:

	http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/IP-Masquerade-HOWTO/

It works very well :-)

	Tony.
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