International Journal of Computer Applications
In this paper, the authors present the design and development of the Beowulf cluster that can be used by institutions to perform research that requires high performance computing. In many industries and scientific applications there is often a need to analyze large datasets using computational power of distributed and parallel systems. The High Performance Computing (HPC) components are very expensive but with the use of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware components, the costs can be lowered down. COTS provide inexpensive computing alternative to educational institutions to perform their research that need high performance computers.