[Beowulf] shared memory versus MPI and bootless boot

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Jun 28 20:57:59 PDT 2006

At 06:50 PM 6/28/2006, Mark Hahn wrote:

> > btw does that 'boot over network means i need a 16 node hub for 100 
> mbit and
> > connect all the machines besides the quadrics network also to 100 mbit?
>sure, you need some sort of ethernet.  doesn't have to be a 16pt switch
>(please don't say that you actually have a hub!)

Heh, heh, heh..
I have a box of Artisoft 2Mbps NICs out in the garage.
Or, maybe, some of those NE1000 coax adapters.  I have lots of old coax, a 
bag full of connectors, a crimper, and I'm not afraid to use them.

Hey, it's only to boot.

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