[Beowulf] Changing BIOS settings on nodes

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 09:45:22 PDT 2007

Steffen Grunewald wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 05:34:42AM -0500, Geoff Jacobs wrote:
>> Steffen Grunewald wrote:
>>>> This is where the Crash Cart comes into play. You know, the one with the
>>>>  tools, crimper, maybe some spare fans, etc. Usually a monitor and
>>>> keyboard as well.
>>> If there's nothing to connect to you'd be lost with even that.
>> You're right -- no onboard framebuffer.
>> Perhaps it could be done blind after testing the procedure on one
>> machine. Otherwise, the case will have to be cracked and a video card
>> installed on each node in turn to do the configuration. Ugh!
> USB VGA? (I doubt there's such a thing...)
> S

Well, actually, yes there is.

It's meant for dual and triple head systems. I think BIOS support would
be kind of dicey.

Geoffrey D. Jacobs

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  would be life without meaning
  No struggle, no joy

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