disadvantages of linux cluster - admin

Greg Lindahl lindahl at conservativecomputer.com
Thu Nov 7 13:14:45 PST 2002

> Users are very tricky, regardless. I recall often getting around Cray
> batch-only time by submitting an xterm command to the batch queue.
> Worked like a charm. ;-)

In fact, that's about the only way to run a debugger against a large
memory job that couldn't be run interactively. Fortunately Crays of
that era had such high bandwidth to SSD that the job could be swapped
out between debugger commands and the memory-resident time charges
weren't so bad.


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