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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:windowtext">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:windowtext"> beowulf-bounces@beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces@beowulf.org]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Jeffrey Rossiter<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Sunday, September 16, 2012 2:52 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> beowulf@beowulf.org<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [Beowulf] cluster building advice?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Hello everyone!<br>
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I am getting started on a cluster building project at my university. We just replaced all of our lab machines so I am going to be using the old machines to rebuild our cluster. The intention is for the system to be used for scientific computation. I am trying
 to decide on a linux distribution to use. Does it matter all that much? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Book suggestions would help too. I am waiting to receive
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Building-Clustered-Linux-Systems-Robert/dp/0131448536/ref=sr_1_20?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1347832213&amp;sr=1-20&amp;keywords=building&#43;linux&#43;clusters">
Building Clustered Linux Systems</a> <span class="ptbrand">by <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Robert-W.-Lucke/e/B001IQXRT6/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_20?qid=1347832213&amp;sr=1-20">
Robert W. Lucke</a> but my advisor for the project is concerned that it may be out of date for what we are doing. Please share your ideas. Thanks!</span><br>
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<span class="ptbrand">-Jeffrey Rossiter</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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