Thanks, for pointing that out, its much appriciated.
 
Might need to adapt it to work on ARM processors, or find a way to get the linux on board  more cluster oriented, or add something that does that.
 
As for the clustering you are right, but it depends on how you want to do it. All at one spot, then I complelty agree, but if spread over many spots, then it might be different.Put it this way, if people would buy gumsticks to be used in smaller custers, that would be combined to a
bigger grid, then using gumsticks is a better option. People won't set several normal computers together as they cost money, take in place, and use energy, but gumsticks on the other hand are smaller, cheaper, and use less power. Given the right setup people may be more willing to add a gumstick to a cluster that could
 
I can't help but feel that the way I look at clusters and how to solve problems related to clustering is different from what is already used.

"N.E.Whiteford" <N.E.Whiteford@soton.ac.uk> wrote:
On Tue, 1 Nov 2005, floris vermeir wrote:

> Does anybody know if it would be posisble to use Linuxbios and possibly the
> uboot loader, or , just linuxbios on a gumstick ?

linuxBIOS is for x86 computers, gumstix is an ARM Processor. So no
probably not.

>
> The idea is to use gumsticks for clustering applications. Because of there size and there cost,
> it would make them pretty good. How exactley the software part would
> be one, is what I'm looking into now. Just a concept I'm playing
> with. Linuxbios is an option, if it will become that depends on many
> things. Otherswise the linux system in it would get some extra
> software for it.
> The concept is to see how I this could go from let say 2 gumstick to
> 100 gumsticks,

Clustering with gumstixs would not be very cost effective. It would be
cheaper dollar/MHz to buy normal PCs.

>
> My main intrest in gumsticks, is not the clustering, but to use it for what they ar build, ideal embedded applications. I've been thinkering with it, and I would be realy useful together with a robotix to be used for a miniature radio telescope project. It can do a lot of things on a small space at a lower cost.
>
> Well both are under research, the telescope already longer then the cluster.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Floris
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