Re: installing on beowulf cluster

From: Brian Bennion (
Date: Thu May 06 2004 - 14:41:08 CDT


Nice cluster.

How are the nodes going to be connected? Gigabit ethernet, 100Mb ethernet,
myrinet, or elan switches?

Depending on the mode of communication between the nodes one version NAMD
would make more sense than the others.


On Thu, 6 May 2004, Cheri M Turman wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am trying to help our computer guys set up NAMD on our new
> supercomputer. I know nothing about clusters but would really like to
> utilize this new resource at my school. I have been using NAMD
> successfully on my single processor for awhile now but for obvious time
> saving purposes would like to switch over. They aksed me "What is the
> main difference between NAMD, NAMD-TCP and NAMD-Clustermatic,
> NAMD_TCP_Clustermatic? Which one do you recommend we install?". I have
> no clue! Can anyone help?
> We have a scyld beowulf cluster. It consists of ninety nodes with two
> 2.8GHz CPUs in each node. It has a central storage system and a backup
> system. Let me know if I need to find out more info about the cluster!
> Thanks for any help you can give!!
> Cheers,
> Cheri
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Cheri M. Turman
> Graduate Student
> University of Texas-Houston Medical School
> 6431 Fannin
> Houston, TX 77030 USA
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> Ph.: 713-500-6126
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