Beowulf Cluster Tutorial

S. Gottlieb, Indiana University
J. Enos, NCSA

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Performance and Design

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Break

10:45 a.m.-Noon: Node Construction

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch

1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Node Construction Continues

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: OSCAR Installation (PowerPoint slides)

    Drivers for the on board video may be found here.

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: System Administration, Demos


The cluster tutorial is sponsored by Intel (motherboards and CPUs), Micron Technology (memory), 3Com (network cards and switch) Enlight Corporation (cases), and Scyld (cluster software). Boston University is suppling the space and has provided a great deal of help with the logistics. Thanks to Roscoe Giles, Raymond Giles and Ilona Lappo. Thanks are also owed the to Computational Physics Executive and Program Committees for their support and encouragement.