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1. Introduction

This document describes how I set up my Linux computing clusters for high-performance computing which I need for my research.

Use the information below at your own risk. I disclaim all responsibility for anything you may do after reading this HOWTO. The latest version of this HOWTO will always be available at http://www.ram.org/computing/linux/linux_cluster.html.

Unlike other documentation that talks about setting up clusters in a general way, this is a specific description of how our lab is setup and includes not only details the compute aspects, but also the desktop, laptop, and public server aspects. This is done mainly for local use, but I put it up on the web since I received several e-mail messages based on my newsgroup query requesting the same information. The main use as it stands is that it's a report on what kind of hardware works well with Linux and what kind of hardware doesn't.


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