"What can anyone give you greater than now"
- William Stafford

The Berkeley Network of Workstations (NOW) project seeks to harness the power of clustered machines connected via high-speed switched networks. By leveraging commodity workstations and operating systems, NOW can track industry performance increases. The key to NOW is the advent of the killer switch-based and high-bandwidth network. This technological evolution allows NOW to support a variety of disparate workloads, including parallel, sequential, and interactive jobs, as well as scalable web services, including the world's fastest web search engine, and commercial workloads, such as NOW-Sort, the world's fastest disk-to-disk sort. On April 30th, 1997, the NOW team achieved over 10 GFLOPS on the LINPACK benchmark, propelling the NOW into the top 200 fastest supercomputers in the world! Click here for more NOW news. The NOW Project is sponsored by a number of different contributers.


* Project Overview
Brief overview of the NOW project, including the Case For NOW
Click here for the latest NOW news!
* Research Topics
Research on High-Speed Communication, Operating Systems, File Systems,
The Web, Programming Environments, and Applications
* Papers and Slides
Paper topics include General NOW, Fast Communication, Distributed Operating Systems, Scalable File Service, High-Performance Applications, Architecture, and NOW on the Web.
Click here for recent NOW papers, and here for NOW dissertations!
* Software Release
NOW Software is available: AM-2, Glunix, MPI-AM2, NameServer.
* Project Information
Pictures, People, Sponsors
* Tutorial - How to use the NOW Cluster
How to use AM-II and MPI
AM-II Network Map
* Retreat Information
All you need to know about NOW retreats



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