ParallelKnoppix

ParallelKnoppix

Web site: parallelknoppix.cebacad.net (not active)
Origin: Algeria
Category: Cluster
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.8 | November 22, 2007

ParallelKnoppix – a GNU/Linux operating system on Live CD that allows you to develop a Beowulf style cluster, which uses MPI libraries. Open MPI, LAM-MPI and MPICH are installed and ready to use. It allows setting up a cluster of computers for parallel processing using MPI. PK includes extensive examples using MPITB for Gnu Octave.

ParallelKnoppix is a fast and easy way to create a HPC cluster for parallel computing. It takes less than 10 minutes to go from a cold start to having a running cluster. Using virtualization tools, you can create a real PK cluster from any distribution of Linux, or from other popular operating systems.

Clusters from 2 to 200 machines are supported. A cluster created with PK is temporary – nothing is installed to any of the computers in the cluster. It’s also single-user.

ParallelKnoppix is developed principally at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

The ParallelKnoppix project been renamed to PelicanHPC.

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ParallelKnoppix 2.8 amd64 689MB.iso
md5sum: 9f22eff5d166b70ed7aa2a9b4a23b845

 

DCC

DCC

Web site: dcc.irb.hr
Origin: Croatia
Category: Cluster
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.1 | April 30, 2005

DCC/Live (Debian Cluster Components) – a Knoppix based bootable CD-ROM which provides a virtual DCC cluster.

The virtual cluster consists of one master-node (node0), and three virtual work-nodes running on User Mode Linux (node1, node2, node3). The network topology of the whole virtual cluster running on one PC can be seen on the figure below.

Check Debian Cluster Components homepage for more information about real DCC clusters, which this KNOPPIX DCC/Live CD tries to simulate, mainly for educational purpose.

Use DCC/Live to:
– learn parallel programming
– learn how clusters work
– learn how to configure and fine-tune the queuing system

Project supervisor: dr. Karolj Skala
Project leader: Nikola Pavkovic
Core developer: Valentin Vidic
of the Ruđer Bošković Institute.

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DCC 0.1 i386 640MB.iso
md5sum: 5d501760f899c0e558a24ea55f7f06b0

 

Clusterix

Clusterix

Web site: clusterix.livecd.net (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Cluster
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Morphix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.1-1a | September 9, 2004

Clusterix – a modular Linux live CD based on Morphix and OpenMosix kernel.

Clusterix features the openMosix clustering software for setting up clusters without much effort.

The latest version of Clusterix 0.1-1a was released in 2004.

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Clusterix 0.1-1a i586 275MB.iso
md5sum: d12a1a89a2a6ea2a47327b540cabccef

 

clusterKNOPPIX

clusterKNOPPIX

Web site: http://bofh.be/clusterknoppix/ (not active)
Origin: Belgium
Category: Cluster
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: KNOPPIX
Wikipedia: clusterKNOPPIX
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.6 | September 1, 2004

clusterKNOPPIX – a specialized Linux distribution based on the Knoppix distribution, which uses the openMosix kernel.

The main features of clusterKNOPPIX:
– OpenMosix terminal server – uses PXE, DHCP and tftp to boot linux clients via the network
– No cdrom drive/harddisk/floppy needed for the clients
– openMosix autodiscovery – new nodes automatically join the cluster (no configuration needed)
– Cluster Management tools – openMosix userland/openMosixview Every node has root access to every other node via ssh/RSAkeys
– MFS/dfsa support
– Every node can run full blown X (PC-room/demo setup) or console only (more memory available)

The distribution’s developer is Wim Vandersmissen.

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clusterKNOPPIX 3.6 i386 611MB.iso
md5sum: 9c0f21d068aca2182aed1dbf3efb0f43