The Art of Linux HPC Clustering

In case you haven’t noticed, the high-performance computing (HPC) market is now ruled by the Linux cluster. And while Linux clusters have made serious number crunching affordable, this disruptive change still has perils. Unlike more traditional HPC methods, a cluster presents a myriad of variables and trade-offs to the cluster designer and end-user. However, whenever there are choices that aren’t completely right or wrong, there is an opportunity for the artist and engineer to shine in all of us.