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Creating and Using a Non-Dedicated HPC Cluster with ParallelKnoppix

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  • Michael Creel
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
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    This note describes ParallelKnoppix, a bootable CD that allows econometricians with average knowledge of computers to create and begin using a high performance computing cluster for parallel computing in very little time. The computers used may be heterogeneous machines, and clusters of up to 200 nodes are supported. When the cluster is shut down, all machines are in their original state, so their temporary use in the cluster does not interfere with their normal uses. An example shows how a Monte Carlo study of a bootstrap test procedure may be done in parallel. Using a cluster of 20 nodes, the example runs approximately 20 times faster than it does on a single computer

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    Paper provided by Society for Computational Economics in its series Computing in Economics and Finance 2006 with number 202.

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    Date of creation: 04 Jul 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:sce:scecfa:202

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    Keywords: parallel computing; high performance computing; cluster; Monte Carlo; bootstrap;

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