I've got to confess a couple of sad facts:
I need to confess these things because I am I am trying to finish it off this semester (being the latter half of the tenth year since I began, and my Uni is getting shirty, funny about that). I'm currently trying to find a decent project for one of my final couple of subjects (an IT project unit, maybe that is self evident). All bar one of the proposals that I have been handed by the Uni involve Beowulfs (monitoring, some file system work for linux) and all bar one of those involve Linux.
So what is a Beowulf? Why does everyone love them so much?