Old English beo wulf, literally "bee-wolf," "a wolf to bees;" a kenning for "bear." See bee (n.) + wolf (letter.).
the legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed during the early 8th century; he slays a monster and becomes master but dies battling a dragon
Beowulf is a term familiar with explain a network of cheap computers or equipment linked together working a Linux variant, forming one huge computer system capable of doing massively parallel processing (MPP).
Beowulf [Old English brave epic poem]
With his last breath Beowulf names Wiglaf his successor, and ordains that his ashes shall be enshrined in a great mound, placed on a lofty cliff, so that it may be a mark for sailors far out at sea.