The thread topic is pretty much it. Right now, I'm still setting up Linux on all the nodes, but I'm slowly planning out the cluster as I'm getting everything ready so I don't make a complete idiot of myself. I'd really appreciate any help - a quick and simple answer is all I'm looking for, for the time being.

On a side note, I delved way too deep too fast. I have hardly any Linux experience under my belt (let alone even networking), and yet I need to plan and set up a 4-node cluster for my senior project. What was I thinking?