Cost-Effective Clustering

S. Gottlieb, Indiana University


Small Beowulf clusters can effectively serve as personal or group supercomputers. In such an environment, a cluster can be optimally designed for a specific problem (or a small set of codes). We discuss how theoretical analysis of the code and benchmarking on similar hardware lead to optimal systems.


Identify the Bottlenecks

Make the Right Choices

Single Node Performance


Price-Performance Ratios