[Beowulf] Question about video/audio

Jess Cannata jac67 at georgetown.edu
Fri Apr 25 15:55:06 PDT 2008

What do you want to do exactly? Do you already "farm" out portions of 
your job/task to different machines? Beowulf clusters are already used 
for tasks that are highly independent and can therefore tolerate 
heterogeneous clusters (animation rendering is the first one that 
crosses my mind, but there are others). I'm assuming that your jobs 
would be similar, so correct me if I am wrong. Send out the details 
(applications used, time required to run the jobs currently, etc.), and 
I'm sure you'll get some advice.


Linux Mercedes wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering if a Beowulf cluster would be a good choice for doing 
> audio/video production, or if I'm looking for something else. 
> If it is, I'm curious as to how it would work with a heterogenous 
> cluster (I have machines with speeds anywhere between 100Mhz and 1Ghz 
> that I'd like to use, although I do have older ones =])
> Thanks,
> Nathan
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