One of my flock[ not a patient so to speak this one]showed me his 'Beowulf' server cluster that he is building. He very taciturn in general and more so when showing me his pride and joy- so I did not press for information more than he was letting on[ did'nt want to show my self up so to speak] So why would any hobby comupterist - want one apart from the desire to turn the hobby's room into a spaceship control centre Discuss
Because he can, I suppose. Such an arrangement would be of no real practical advantage to a home computer user, but then lots of hobbyists build things just for the satisfaction of knowing they've done it.
A Beowulf cluster isn't exactly a difficult thing to construct. Put simply it's just a cluster of ordinary machines connected together with Ethernet cable and used for parallel computing tasks.