Early Beowulf cluster

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Date Introduced
1994
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 13 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in x 16 3/4 in
Manufacturer
NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center
Credit Line
Loan of NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Object ID
500002007
Speed
500 MFLOP
Memory Size
512 MB/node
Memory Width
32-bit
Cost
$25,000

Beowulf clusters are powerful yet inexpensive supercomputers made with off-the-shelf technologies like PCs, Ethernet cards and the Linux operating system. First built and named by Thomas Sterling and Donald Becker, their simple assembly makes them popular in research and educational institutions.