[Beowulf] Linux cluster for my college
dev.sandip at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 07:16:38 PDT 2007
Thanks a lot...We are going ahead with it..Wish me luck
On 4/8/07, Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote:
> > We are planning to set up a linux cluster on trail basis in our
> > college.Since its merely a trail,we have been alloted PIII PCs with 128
> > Ram and 40 GB HD on a 100 MBps LAN.All i want to know is,will this
> > support a cluster? Moreover which distro/software to begin with? If
> > trial succeeds we will get whatever hardware we want.But I just want
> > trial to succeed.Please help me.
> I say you should keep it simple. just install some basic distro like
> centos on all the nodes (just a minimal install - you DEFINITELY don't
> want all the gui/user/etc junk). make sure you have ssh, but you can
> skip everything desktop-related. install mpich. be happy.
> if you're familiar with Linux, ssh and mpich, this should take not much
> at all. things like monitoring and management are wonderful things, and
> necessary for any significant-sized cluster, but certainly not for a
> proof-of-concept. with 128M PIII's, the examples you'll be able to
> demonstrate will be quite small, but still believable if you avoid extras.
> regards, mark hahn.
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