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#1 dkoikadabra

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Posted 29 December 2002 - 11:53 AM

Alright, I looked all over for the answer to this question, but found no answer. So, I ask in my favorate forums (here).
As I understand, in order for a program to utilize the power of a Beowulf cluster, you need access to the source (not hard with most Linux software) and you must modify said code to do parell (sp?) processing (hard for me). I was wondering, is there a release of any Windows emulator for Linux that utilizes the protocol for parell (sp?) processing that a Beowulf cluster would use?
It'd be nice if I could build a cheap, fast computing system that has Windows emulated on it, thinking that the cluster is, say, a 6GHz system. Be real cool to use between cracking algorithms for reward money. =-)
Speaking of which, anyone know of a single web site that has news of rewardable algorithm cracks? Kind of like an X-S for the enterprising cracker. =-)

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Posted 30 December 2002 - 08:56 AM

I bumped this up. Cheer for me as I charge into battle with the one-armed Mutants From Planet Z!

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Posted 30 December 2002 - 07:01 PM

Hmm. I have a Grendel Cluster at home... Maybe I can help jester.gif

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 09:18 AM

Grendel? As long as it does paraell (sp) processing, and it doesn't run a cluster like MOSIX, it's fine!
You got the answer to the question, tho? As said, it'd be a cool idea.

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 09:21 AM

What? Parell, Paraell? do you perhaps mean Parallel?

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 10:39 AM

QUOTE (dkoikadabra @ Dec 29 2002, 02:53 AM)
Alright, I looked all over for the answer to this question, but found no answer. So, I ask in my favorate forums (here).
As I understand, in order for a program to utilize the power of a Beowulf cluster, you need access to the source (not hard with most Linux software) and you must modify said code to do parell (sp?) processing (hard for me). I was wondering, is there a release of any Windows emulator  for Linux that utilizes the protocol for parell (sp?) processing that a Beowulf cluster would use?
It'd be nice if I could build a cheap, fast computing system that has Windows emulated on it, thinking that the cluster is, say, a 6GHz system. Be real cool to use between cracking algorithms for reward money. =-)
Speaking of which, anyone know of a single web site that has news of rewardable algorithm cracks? Kind of like an X-S for the enterprising cracker. =-)

Sure you need the source but don't forget your going to need a compilier as well. I'm not talking the good'ole stock gcc. biggrin.gif beerchug.gif

Edited by echto, 31 December 2002 - 10:40 AM.


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Posted 31 December 2002 - 11:09 AM

What compiler would you suggest, then?




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