Beowulf/Cluster Talks and Papers
The following talks and papers are listed in their approximate order
of creation. Astute viewers will note that there is a lot of overlap in
many of the talks, which were in many cases created from the previous
latest version of the One True Talk on clusters (modified for the
current audience). Sorry. There are (if you look carefully)
differences, and for some audiences those differences were
- This is a short paper on memtest, crosslisted with
Software/Programs. I wrote memtest to play with benchmarking memory
bandwidth, specifically to be able to see for myself the "cost" of
random access versus streaming access for memory on various
architectures. memtest is being swallowed whole by cpu_rate above,
though, with its superior timing harness. The graphs on this page,
however, are worth preserving so I'm leaving the page active for the
- Special Links for Beowulf Builders
- This is a collection of resources associated with an article I
wrote in March and April of 2003 for publication in the cluster issue of
Linux Magazine. After the
article is published, I'm hoping to crosslink or reprint the article
itself here as well, but that depends on LM.
- Introduction to the BEOWULF Design
- Presented to the Duke systems administration group in April, 2003.
- A Model for Cluster Computing at
- Written in March and April of 2003; a white paper that is
basically a Request For Comments on a plan for centralized support for
cluster computing at Duke. Contains quite a bit on scaling and
infrastructure requirements and cost/benefit thereof in Duke's Red
Hat/Kickstart/Yum based linux environment.
- The Critical Scaling of the Helicity
Modulus of the O(3) Classical Heisenberg Ferromagnet
- Presented to the Duke High Performance Computing group in April, 2003.