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Beowulf Cluster on SPARC Hardware

You could just as easily build a Beowulf cluster based on Sun hardware. The Linux operating system is available for SPARC, as are the GNU compilers, MPICH, and PBS.

TABLE 3 SPARC Hardware Beowulf Cluster Components

Service

Component

Architecture

SPARC

Operating System

Linux

Network

Ethernet or Myricom Myrinet

File sharing

NFS

Queuing system

PBS or Sun Grid Engine software

Message passing interface

MPICH

Compiler

GNU

Management tools—job management

PBS or Sun Grid Engine software


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