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December 21, 2005

Filed under: Computing — admin @ 9:01 am

On today’s show, Matt Olander of Offmyserver shows how to create a processing cluster using old computers. The cluster Olander assembles is called a Beowulf cluster. Olander also talks about using FreeBSD for clusters. Take a look at the Offmyserver cluster built for today’s show.

OS support

Linux offers operating system level support for linking independent PCs. This technology is called “clustering.” It’s usually implemented for one of three reasons: parallel processing, load balancing, or fault tolerance.

Clustering is supported in Windows Server 2003.

Mac OS X Server supports clustering. Read how Carnegie Mellon University implemented its Mac OS X clusters.

Cluster links

Learn more about clusters by clicking on the links below.

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