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the roots of beowulfThe first Beowulf Linux commodity cluster was constructed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in 1994 and its origins are a part of the folklore of high-end computing. In fact, the conditions within Goddard that brought the idea into being were shaped by rich historical roots, strategic pressures brought on by the ramp up of the Federal High-Performance Computing and Communications Program, growth of the open software movement, microprocessor performance trends, and the vision of key technologists. This multifaceted story is told here for the first time from the point of view of NASA project management.
Document ID
20150001285
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Fischer, James R.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
February 3, 2015
Publication Date
October 13, 2014
Subject Category
Computer Systems
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN17588
Meeting Information
20 Years of Beowulf: Workshop to Honor Thomas Sterling''s 65th Birthday(Annapolis, MD)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Beowulf
HPCC
cluster

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