Beo1 - 2003-2005

The HPC world had moved on - Unix machines were becoming obsolete - too expensive compared with the fast-developing Linux machines that were becoming available..

Our first Linux beowulf cluster was intended as a proof of concept - a step into the quickly emerging world of Linux HPC clusters.

It was a small cluster installed by Compusys.  All machines were 32 bit  machines, and it was connected with both Ethernet and Myrinet networks.

  • 8-node dual processor Xeon 2.4GHz with 2Gb RAM per node
  • 5-node dual processor Xeon 3.0GHz with 2Gb RAM per node
  • 16-node Myrinet switch


Storage was provided by local disk on the master node served to the slave nodes.