Re: installing on beowulf cluster

From: Jerry Ebalunode (
Date: Thu May 06 2004 - 14:17:01 CDT

You could use either NAMD-Clustermatic, or NAMD_TCP_Clustermatic
to run on your beowulf based cluster.
The TCP clustermatic version is supposed to run faster on clusters using
gigabit interconnect for communication between nodes. Ask your
administrator if this is the case.
On Thursday 06 May 2004 01:38 pm, Cheri M Turman wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to help our computer guys set up NAMD on our new
> supercomputer. I know nothing about clusters but would really like to
> utilize this new resource at my school. I have been using NAMD
> successfully on my single processor for awhile now but for obvious time
> saving purposes would like to switch over. They aksed me "What is the
> main difference between NAMD, NAMD-TCP and NAMD-Clustermatic,
> NAMD_TCP_Clustermatic? Which one do you recommend we install?". I have
> no clue! Can anyone help?
> We have a scyld beowulf cluster. It consists of ninety nodes with two
> 2.8GHz CPUs in each node. It has a central storage system and a backup
> system. Let me know if I need to find out more info about the cluster!
> Thanks for any help you can give!!
> Cheers,
> Cheri
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Cheri M. Turman
> Graduate Student
> University of Texas-Houston Medical School
> 6431 Fannin
> Houston, TX 77030 USA
> e-mail:
> Ph.: 713-500-6126
> Fax: 713-500-0652

Jerry Ebalunode
Graduate Research Assistant
RM 402F Houston Science Center
Phone: 713-743-8367
Dept. of Biology and Biochemistry
University of Houston.
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204

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