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Beowulf Cluster — A Poor Man’s Supercomputer

Rajaraman, V (2023) Beowulf Cluster — A Poor Man’s Supercomputer. In: Resonance, 28 (2). 247 -253.

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In this article, I describe the development of the Beowulf cluster, a parallel computer that consists of a network of off-the-shelf personal computers interconnected by Ethernet and uses Linux as its operating system. This style of building parallel computers has become very popular as fairly high-performance computers can be built in a university laboratory at a reasonable cost. Eighty percent of supercomputers listed in the TOP500 list of the fastest computers in the world are clusters. © 2023, Indian Academy of Sciences.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Resonance
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: The copyrights of this article belong to Springer.
Keywords: Beowulf competition; computer cluster; message passing interface; Parallel computer
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2023 05:35
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2023 05:35
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/80907

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