[Beowulf] Re: Why Do Clusters Suck?
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Mar 23 08:19:48 PST 2005
Robert G. Brown wrote:
>>FWIW: BBS is at http://www.scalableinformatics.com/BBS , is GPL, and is
>>in active use by a number of groups/companies for testing purposes.
> Yeah, like that. Very much like that. I'll look into this for sure.
> Might be time to eliminate the leading "B" and just make it "BS";-). I
> have a functioning first cut on the benchmarking tags needed for more
> general benchmarking contexts (still not adequate, but a starting point)
> implemented in my working copy of benchmaster (micro, not macro) --
> perhaps we can merge the two xmls without breaking either one of them,
> Absolutely. As I said, perhaps we can do a merge of some sort, or (xml
> being what it is) a hierarchical encapsulation. I'm glad to see that
> this tool IS out there -- this kind of memetic exchange is what makes
> GPL development "interesting".
>>>Would that do?
>>As most of this exists in BBS now, and it is in active use, I would say
> I'll give it a look. BBS does indeed look like it is within spittin'
> distance of what is required on the operational front. We'll see if the
> xml's can be merged painlessly (probably so given that mine is defined
> mostly in my head in a single working copy of benchmaster and hence NOT
> in production, so there is little barrier to it being changed). It
> might require too much revision for BBS to remain unbroken, though, so
> we may yet need to create "son-o-BBS".
I have been working up a roadmap for it, and the first B needs to be
dropped or exchanged in favor of other things. Somehow, I thought
Cluster Benchmark System might elicit some cease and desist letters from
lawyers, so still thinking on this ...
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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