Beowulf & VMWare
becker at scyld.com
Wed Oct 30 16:45:38 PST 2002
On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Donald Becker wrote:
> > On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Marquardt, Paul wrote:
> > > The organization I work for has been toying with the idea of server
> > > consolidation.
> > >
> > > One of the scenarios presented by the group was to build a Beowulf cluster
> > > and use VMWare GSX Server to partition it.
> > We've done that ....
> There are two other things worth noting. One is that grub provides a
> limited, but much cheaper way of "toggling" a system between different
> operating systems according to, say, a schedule (beowulf node by night,
> windows workstation by day).
Hmmm, what new feature does Grub have over LILO for this?
This also addresses a different problem. Rebooting the machine to
switch applications is time consuming and unreliable, and it doesn't
allow dynamic load balancing or consistent control.
Donald Becker becker at scyld.com
Scyld Computing Corporation http://www.scyld.com
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210 Scyld Beowulf cluster system
Annapolis MD 21403 410-990-9993
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