Parallel Programming Examples 

UAA Beowulf Cluster: BeanCounter (

Here are some sample C++ programs using "mpi.h" that can be run on BeanCounter (or any other beowulf cluster with MPI installed). 

They should help get you acquainted to using the cluster.

Instruction to run HelloWorld (very simple)

HeatBugs Simulation   -   Instructions to Run Heat Bug Simulation (less simple)

Genetic Algorithm for Connecting Dots  -   Instructions to Run Genetic Algorithm (even less simple)


Instructions to get started in BeanCounter


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And if you don't yet know what parallel programming or MPI is, click here.

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