Beowulf-cluster meaning

(computing) A cluster of standard personal computers linked by a local area network, usually of the order of 10 nodes.
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Origin of beowulf-cluster

  • Named so because Beowulf is descibed as having þrtiges / manna mægencræft on his mundgripe ("Thirty men's strength in his hand-grip"), approximately reflecting the number of nodes in the cluster.

    From Wiktionary