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  • Beowulf is the technology used to build compute clusters from standard Linux machines

Local Resources

  • GridEngine is the job control system running on the dedicated compute clusters.

  • Condor is the job control system running on desktop machines

  • GPFS is a parallel filesystem currently under test in the School.


Topic revision: r17 - 13 Feb 2008 - 13:56:46 - IainRae
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