Tired of waiting days for an analysis or simulation job to run on a server farm? Run it on your desktop in minutes! It’s possible using a hardware-based virtual cluster that takes advantage of the wasted capacity on your existing workstations.
Step 1: Configure Your Hardware
All you need are workstations that have multi-core processors with hardware-based virtualization technology, multiple NIC cards, extra memory and available hard disk space. Solid-state drives can have a big impact on performance, especiallly when you’re working with hundreds of cores or are using applications that are very I/O intensive. Read full article »