Linux Magazine: At the beginning of 2005, "Extreme Linux" columnist Forrest Hoffman began a several-month project to build and operate a miniature HPC cluster in his home. Using just a handful of cash and loads of commodity hardware and open source software, Hoffman was able to produce a viable cluster, perfect for development and exploration.
Start the trail with a look at the hardware and physical configuration. Proceed to look at the variety of Linux distributions available for cluster computing.
1. Building a (Very) Low Cost Cluster
2. Clustermatic: A Complete Cluster Solution
3. The Rocks Cluster Distribution
4. The Open Source Cluster Application Resource (OSCAR) Bundle
5. Scyld Beowulf
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