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alexz commented on the word Beowulf cluster
First use of Beowulf Cluster in computing: 1994
Looking up the earliest use of 'Beowulf Cluster'.
1 earkt find is 1995 http://books.google.ca/books?id=xSFPAQAAIAAJ
"1995 IEEE Aerospace Applications Conference: Proceedings : February 4--February 11, 1995, Snowmass at Aspen, Colorado, Volumes 1-2"
The Beowulf project was started in 1994 at NASA
"In 1994, a team was put together at GSFC to build a
cluster consisting only of commodity hardware (PC’s)
running LINUX, which resulted in the first Beowulf cluster
(later renamed Wiglaf). It consisted of 16 100Mhz 486DX4-
based PC’s. The PC’s were connected with 2 hub-based
Ethernet networks tied together with channel bonding
software so that the 2 networks acted like one network
running at twice the speed. This demonstration cluster
showed that one could utilize commodity hardware to build a
very cost effective, moderately fast computing platform. The
next year a 16 PC cluster, Beowulf II, Hrothgar, based on
100Mhz Pentiums was built and was about 3 times faster, but
also demonstrated a reliability comparable to the previously
mentioned MasPar MP-2"
May 1, 2013
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