The Hampshire College Cluster Computing Facility houses a
Beowulf-style computer cluster called fly.
Fly runs the award-winning
open-source, GNU/Linux CentOS-based free
clustering software, ROCKS (www.rocksclusters.org),
possible for us to create one cluster from heterogeneous hardware. It
has a total of 229.5 GB of RAM and 158 processors in 30 nodes, with
3798.2 GB of disk storage. This cluster is made available to both
faculty and students, and gets used for many things: evolutionary
computation research, genetic programming, and 3d rendering, just to
name a few.
More information about fly, including the current status of the
cluster, is available from the fly web page: http://fly.hampshire.edu.
The Cluster Computing Facility was formerly known as the Beowulf
For general information on Beowulf-style computer clusters see http://www.beowulf.org/.