[Beowulf] Resources for starting a Beowulf Cluster (NFS Setup?)
ctierney at hypermall.net
Wed Jun 20 22:12:02 PDT 2007
A Lenzo wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am new to Linux and need help with the setup of my Beowulf Cluster. Can
> anyone suggest a few good resources?
> Here is a description of my current hurdle: I have 1 master node and 2 slave
> nodes. For starters, I would like to be able to create a user account on
> the master node and have it appear on the slave nodes. I've figured out
> that the first step is to copy over several files as follows:
You could also use network based authentication to remove the need to
copy. LDAP and NIS work. However, you will hear many opinions on the
> And this lets me now log into any node with a given password, but the home
> directory of that given user does not carry over.
For the home filesystem, you need to use a networkable filesystem so
that the same image is consistent across all of the nodes. For /home
and in small clusters, NFS is traditionally used. Configure your master
to export /home to your clients. Have your clients automatically mount
the filesystem as /home.
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