The word 'beowulf' refers to a class of parallel computers. A Beowulf-class computer is a cluster computer composed of bare-bones computers (generally cheap ones, containing only a processor, memory, and a network card) connected with fast networking. Special system software allows all the individual computers in the cluster to work together efficiently. Beowulfs were developed as a cheap alternative to buying a monolithic supercomputer, and can be put together from generally accessible parts.
Sites submitted to this category should contain substantial information specific to beowulfs. If your site is generally about parallel programming or other types of parallel computers, please submit it to the main Parallel Computing category.
This category is for home pages of Beowulf clusters. Most of these are located at universities and research institutions, but some are personal projects, with cluster sizes ranging from three nodes to thousands of nodes.
Please tell us where your Beowulf is located.
This category is for documentation about beowulfs. Both installation instructions and general technical information are here. General documentation on parallel computing can be found in Parallel_Computing/Documentation
If your site contains documentation about parallel programming in general, please submit it to Parallel_Computing/Documentation
. A site should only be submitted to this category if it has substantial information specific to beowulfs.
This site contains listings for companies that sell Beowulfs. Some companies provide only racks of nodes; others provide complete systems; others specialize in clustering software.