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|“A parallel supercomputer requires only two basic hardware components: a bunch of processors and a way for those processors to talk to one another and other private and shared resources.”
Robert G. Brown, Building Your First Cluster
Want to build a super computer?
Joel Adams, Tim Brom, and Jeff Layton give you step-by-step directions for building a Beowulf cluster they’re calling Microwulf. It’s small enough to sit on a desk, with a footprint similar to that of a traditional PC tower. The system plugs into a normal electrical outlet, and runs at room temperature without any special cooling beyond my normal office air conditioning. Microwulf: Breaking the
$100 $50/GFLOP Barrier