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Wed Nov 16 18:59:01 UTC 2005
"Brian D. McGrew" <brian at visionpro.com> writes:
> I've got multiple Fedora (FC3) boxes deployed and I want to turn them
> into a compute cluster for compiling. What are my options for doing
> this, preferably in a free manner?
You want to use the cluster to build programs? In theory, you might be able
to use OpenMosix to make the cluster look like one big computer, but I have
never heard of anyone building a cluster to compile programs. Clusters are
ususally built to run compute-intensive scientific computing applications.
With a properly constructed build system, you could use several processors
on a single computer with multiple processors to speed up the
compiling. Use make with the -j flag, as in
make -j N
where N = number of processors + 1
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