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The Beowulf HOWTO

Kurt Swendson

2004-05-17

Revision History
Revision 1.02005-01-08
first official release
Revision 0.92004-05-17Revised by: 01
initial revision

This document describes step by step instructions on building a Beowulf cluster. This is a Red Hat and LAM specific version of this document.


Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Copyright and License
1.2. Disclaimer
1.3. Credits / Contributors
1.4. Feedback
2. Definitions
3. Requirements
4. Set Up The Head Node
4.1. Hosts
4.2. Groups
4.3. NFS
4.4. IP Addresses
4.5. Services
4.6. SSH
4.7. MPI
5. Set Up Slave Nodes
5.1. Base Linux Install
5.2. Hardware
5.3. Post Install Commands
5.4. SSH On Slave Nodes
5.5. NFS Settings On Slave Nodes
5.6. Lilo Modifications On Slave Nodes
6. Verification
7. Run A Program