Hello, I'm Kyle Spaans, finishing my last year of highschool in Northern Ontario, Canada, and I'm a budding Linux user. Also being a computer geek I've got lots of computers lying around my house. Since I'll soon have the summer ahead of me before heading off to Post-Secondary [uWaterloo], I've got one quick question.
<br><br>Hypothetically speaking, I manage to get a small number of computers together in a working cluster, but now what can I do with it? Folding@Home is my main computing hobby, but I already know what it won't take advantage in a cluster. I also don't do any kind of rendering or any large scale content creation, nor is writing computer programs a skill that I have.
<br><br>So, as far as I can see, hosting game servers or a few other kinds of servers [ventrilo, web, ftp, streaming media], and having a sense of pride in accomplishment are the only things that I'll get by building a beowulf cluster. Is this more or less true, or am I missing something?
<br><br>PS - if there is info about this that I obviously failed to find in my searches, please tell me so!<br><br>Thanks for your time!<br>