[Beowulf] NSLU2 as part of a low end cluster

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 13:54:20 PST 2007

Gerald Davies wrote:
> On 08/03/07, Jim Lux <James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
>> Has anyone tried using the LinkSys NSLU2 (aka, the "slug") as a
>> server in a small demo cluster?
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSLU2 for more info)
>> Seems that people get 5 MB/sec sorts of speeds with NFS or FTP. While
>> no ball of fire speed wise, it is an inexpensive widget that might be
>> handy for a "toy" cluster to serve as a boot server.
> IIRC, this was mentioned in a previous thread somewhere :)  I've not
> had a play with it, but i agree, it's possibly a useful tool.

Looks like people are seeing speeds of roughly 5MB/s up and 3MB/s down
with NFS. FTP is faster.

Not great, but we're talking a power envelope of 15W.

Geoffrey D. Jacobs

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