This function returns the node number associated with the string name. Valid strings include "master", "self", a string representation of a number, and the string representation of a number prepended with a "."
Note that this function duplicates some of the functionality of the BeoNSS system, but with a limited set of names. Note also that this function does not use BProc kernel information: it returns a value even when the cluster system is not active, and it may return a node number that is outside the valid range of nodes.
Returns the node number represented by name
BPROC_NODE_SELF if the string is "self".
BPROC_NODE_NONE if a valid string was not passed.