Dictionary:Beowulf

ADVERTISEMENT
From SEG Wiki
Revision as of 14:56, 20 December 2011 by Wiki Admin (talk | contribs) (Initial import)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

(bā’ ō wulf,) A cluster (q.v.) of small computers or computer chips that make a massive parallel processor (MPP). Often uses the Linux (q.v.) operating system and standard message-passing protocols. Named for the Old English or Nordic character who freed the Danes from the monster Grendel because it frees a user from the cost of a MPP.