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Beowulf Project at CESDIS


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Places we all check on a regular basis:

The Beowulf Project at GSFC:

The Beowulf Project was started at CESDIS, which is operated for NASA by USRA, in the summer of 1994 with the assembly of a 16 node cluster developed for the Earth and space sciences project (ESS) at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The project quickly spread to other NASA sites, other R&D labs and to universities around the world. The project's scope and the number of Beowulf installations have grown over the years; in fact, they appear to continue to grow at increasing rate. This Web-site attempts to provide an introduction to the Beowulf project and a distribution mechanism for contributions CESDIS continues to make to the project.

Introduction and Overview
This contains an introduction and overview of the Beowulf Project: history, goals, philosophies and observations.
Beowulf Networking Drivers
One of the keys to the development of Beowulf clusters is the availablity of affordable, high performance networks to serve as "back planes" for the cluster. The development of network drivers for Linux continues to be one of the primary foci for the CESDIS effort.
Beowulf Software
The Beowulf software environment is implemented as an add-ons to commercially available, royalty-free base Linux distributions. This page is distribution point for this software.
Mailing List Archives
This Hypermail archive of the Beowulf related mailing lists is good place to catch up on previous discussions. These lists are automatically managed by Majordomo and have been archived at several sites including our hypermail archive.

To subscribe to a mailing list, send a message with the single word "subscribe" to the appropriate address on the following "mailto" buttons:.

For help with majordomo (i.e. how to unsubscribe) look here.

Beowulf Hardware GSFC
Is this a brief description of Beowulf clusters at the Goddard Space Flight Center.
How to Build a Beowulf
Linux at CESDIS
Linux software being developed at CESDIS.
Beowulf Papers and Presentations
A short collection of journal and conference paper along with overhead slides from various presentations.

Other Beowulf Sites:

Here is a partial list of other sites that are working on Beowulf Related Projects:

If you have a webpage about your cluster and you would like to have it added to this list, send mail to Phil Merkey.

Cluster Related Projects:

Commercial Beowulf sites:

Part of the Beowulf philosophy is that all system software required to construct and operate a Beowulf be publicly available and all the hardware should be COTS hardware. However, this does not mean that we are against the idea of buying software nor against the idea of buying assembled hardware. In particular, many of our ESS scientists look to vendors for their support of Fortran 77 and Fortran 90. There are number of commerical sites that offer these and other products or services of interest to the Beowulf community. We offer these pointers at the request of these vendors for your convenience.

If you would like to have pointer to your product or service added to this list, send mail to Phil Merkey.

Contact: Phil Merkey
Page last modified: 1999/10/27 13:31:38 GMT
CESDIS is operated for NASA by the USRA