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From: Amit Kumar Saha (amitsaha.in_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-06 06:20:16

Hello all

My experience in Parallel Computing is a mere 2 months. During these
period, I have successfully managed to get some hands-on experience
with Open MPI and PVM. One of my major work has been implementing a
straightforward "Parallel Search" problem using MPI, which I have done
successfully using 4-Linux nodes. The next major task I am planning is
working on "Parallel Genetic Algorithms".

So far so good. However, one thing that has been given me some
discomfort is the various terminologies used in Parallel computing
domain. Among these, the term that actually _fascinated_ me is a
"cluster". What I would like to know is- what can be called a cluster?
and what cannot be?

I tested my parallel search program using using 4-nodes running Linux
and Open MPI. So have I implemented a Linux cluster?

I would really appreciate some comments on this and additional related topics.


Amit Kumar Saha
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