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I've been looking into the possibility of creating a Beowulf Cluster.

"Beowulf Clusters are scalable performance clusters based on commodity hardware, on a private system network, with open source software (Linux) infrastructure."

I don't have much experience, it just seems like a cool project. The thing is I don't own any desktop computers, would it be possible to do this using laptops?

I'm not sure if I need to give more details, please ask me anything that is relevant for this.

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What operating system are you intending to use? – Fomite Sep 21 '11 at 17:23

Computationally laptops are almost identical to desktop counterparts, except for cooling and their harddrive characteristics.

An easy way to go would be to use rocksclusters

It would not be very practical to use notebooks to build clusters however.

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