Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jan 2007 16:38 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux Create a working Linux cluster from many separate pieces of hardware and software. Part 1 of the series provides detailed instructions on setting up the hardware for the cluster. Part 2 describes configuring the management server and installing the nodes in the cluster. This provides an easy way to get started with large Linux clusters.
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by StuffMaster on Mon 29th Jan 2007 18:19 UTC
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Yeah, I actually did use MPI for a parallel computing class. Interesting stuff.

And I actually looked at getting a graduate degree in physics for the computational/quantum physics aspect. But I could never study well (lack of focus). If only I'd heard of adderall back then. Tell me some more about computational physics though!

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by h times nue equals e on Mon 29th Jan 2007 18:34 in reply to "stuff"
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I'm not the most focused guy myself, I've worked in several non-related fields (automatisation, high speed data acquisition, catering, student counceling, web design) during my undergraduate studies, that's why it took me so long to finish it.

And the looming of the dark side (theoretical informatics, mathematics, clustering, web design) didn't helped either :-).

Tell me some more about computational physics though!

Hm, its a rather interdisciplinary branch of physics, although sooner or later one has to specialise on one research topic nevertheless. At my university it is basically a "reversed" physics study insofar as one specialises first on the tools (numerical mathematics, algorithms, a little theoretical informatics and hardware/software/signal theory) and later learns the more advanced physics needed to do actual research. Or to make a long story short: computational physicsts try to solve problems that are too physical for persons with a standard informatic / telematic background and too demanding wrt numerical knowledge/methods for our non-specialised peers from the theoretical or experimental branch of physics.

Nice to see some interest in physics, normally people look at me as if I were an axe murder, when I tell them about my profession :-)

Edited 2007-01-29 18:48

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