Advice on Cluster Hardware.
Alcino Dall Igna Junior
alcino at lncc.br
Tue Feb 5 10:57:23 PST 2002
You could stick with Tyan, if you prefer, using the TigerMPX
(S2466N), that as the Asus, provide a fastether NIC on board
and with the same 66MHz PCI, and the same optional nonECC
nonbuffered DDR if with to 2 memory banks.
On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Ivan Pulleyn wrote:
> Rather than a Tyan TigerMP motherboard, consider the newly released
> Asus A7M266-D. It's based on the AMD 760MPX which means you get a
> 66Mhz (as opposed to 33Mhz) 64bit PCI bus. This could become important
> if you switch to Myrinet or some other fast interconnect. In addition,
> you'll have the option of regeristered or unregistered ECC
> memory. While I recommend registered (and it's required for higher
> capacities) it's nice to have a choice. Also, there's quite a number
> of 760MPX boards coming out soon so you'll have more options as you
> grow your cluster.
> On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Alberto Ramos wrote:
> > Here in a university of Madrid, we are designing a Beowulf for paralel
> > computing in QCD. We will begin with a small cluster to see the performance
> > and later try with other comunications, like mirynet.
> > The Hardware will be 4 nodes each consisting of:
> > - 2xAMD MP 1800+ CPU
> > - 1x512MB RAM DDR
> > - 1xTyan tiger MP
> > - 2x3-COM 905B NIC
> > - 20GB HD
> > The master node has 1GB of RAM DDR, and one aditional HD to use as /home.
> > The conection will be trought a HP Procurve Switch 408 with 8 ports to use
> > Chanel Bonding.
> > Now the questions:
> > - Any known problems with the hardware?
> > - Are the NIC and the Switch good choices?
> > - Will the Intel FORTRAN 90 Compiler work with this hardware.
> > Thank you very much for your time.
> > Alberto.
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