Cluster:little-fe-siam-pp06-abstract

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Little-Fe - The Low-cost Portable Cluster for Computational Science Education

Many institutions still do not have access to high performance computing platforms for computational science education. Little-Fe is a complete 8 node Beowulf style portable computational cluster. By leveraging the Bootable Cluster CD project, and its associated curriculum modules, Little-Fe makes it possible to have a powerful turn-key educational platform for under $2,500. We describe Little-Fe's hardware and software configuration, including plans for a "do it yourself" version.