[Bioclusters] Clusters for bioinformatics... Some numbers or statistics?

Ivo Grosse grosse@cshl.org
Thu, 30 Aug 2001 07:23:58 -0400

Hi Chris,

thanks a lot for your great and detailed email.  We have come to almost 
the same conclusions, in particular to

>   o life science clusters tend to be used to bulk process many totally 
> independent "embarrassingly parallel" jobs
>   o little if any use of parallel applications for sequence analysis

Hence, I would like to ask the following provocative question to you 
and the list:

What is the advantage of a beowulf cluster over, say, a network of 
workstations on which PBS (or any other batch system) is running?