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Open-File Report 2002–0015

Beowulf Distributed Processing and the United States Geological Survey

By Brian G. Maddox

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In recent years, the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Mapping Discipline (NMD) has expanded its scientific and research activities. Work is being conducted in areas such as emergency response research, scientific visualization, urban prediction, and other simulation activities. Custom-produced digital data have become essential for these types of activities. High-resolution, remotely sensed datasets are also seeing increased use.

First posted 2002

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Maddox, B.G., 2002, Beowulf distributed processing and the United States Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002–0015, 16 p., available only online at

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