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Building a BeagleBone Black Super Cluster by Andreas Josef Reichel

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Software programming

The most important part of a good computer is good software. Without good software, specifically optimized for its hardware, the full computational power cannot be utilized. In this book, I will show you how to build a supercomputer cluster that gains its high-speed computational power from distributing certain tasks to other its via networking. For this purpose, special software is required and has to be compiled from the source code. How this works and what nodes are will be explained in Chapter 2, Building a Beowulf Cluster, and Chapter 3, Operating System Setup and Configuration.

The open source philosophy

Although there are a lot of already existing helpful software packages, it is very important to understand that Linux ...

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