[Gllug] Lots of computing power required - is Amazon EC2 an answer?

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 1 10:57:31 UTC 2011

On 1 July 2011 10:56, John Edwards <john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk> wrote:
> If your University still have computers lab rooms, then maybe you
> could borrow a room of PCs for a night when they are not used?
> Boot from bunch of USB sticks with a basic Linux system and your
> program, and either parallel process on the local network if it's
> quick enough or divide the work into even chunks. Save data back
> to the USB sticks and retreive before the students get in.

John, good call.
Here is a list of bootable distros with a clustering bias -

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