Faculty Advisor

Huang, Xinming

Faculty Advisor

Tuzel, Erkan

Abstract

The goal of this MQP was to use "outdated" commodity PCs to build a cluster computer capable of being used for computationally intensive research. Traditionally, PCs are recycled after being taken out of use during a refresh cycle. By using open source software and minimal hardware modifications these PCs can be configured into a cluster that approaches the performance of state-of-the-art cluster computers. In this paper, we present the system setup, configuration, and validation of the WOPPR cluster computer.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2010

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Physics

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