High Performance Computing Clusters in the Computer Science Department, Cal Poly, SLO

Cal Poly, SLO, where I work is a teaching university.  We don’t do a lot of research and historically, there hasn’t been a lot of high performance computing on campus.  A number of years ago, Information Technology Services (ITS, the central campus computing people) got …

Clustering: Don’t turn the Rocks firewall off unless you know what you’re doing…

Recently Professor Diana Franklin was awarded an NSF grant to build a small high performance computing cluster here on campus. As the “friendly neighborhood system administrator” I volunteered to help build and run it. We chose UCSD’s Rocks Linux based clustering software for it. Rocks …