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Dr. Thomas Sterling Archive

HPC Masters: Tom Sterling and Beowulf in Chrysalis
Beowulf is NOT dead, but it is not the same either.
Beowulf Breakthroughs: The Path to Commodity Supercomputing
Just a short ten years ago, "big iron" ruled the world of high performance computing. But by combining then-nascent technologies -- the PC, Ethernet, and Linux -- Dr. Thomas Sterling and others created the Beowulf cluster, forever shifting the accepted norms and economies of high performance computing. Here, Dr. Sterling gives a personal account of the rise of the Linux commodity cluster.