[Beowulf] bonic projects on a cluster
carsten.aulbert at aei.mpg.de
Fri Mar 21 00:11:33 PDT 2008
Jon Aquilina wrote:
> has anyone setup a cluster to be used with the analysis of decently
> sized boinc project data sets. do they integrate nicely into a cluster
Yes, Einstein @ Home has been used for this. Either as a backfill when
no job was running on the node(core) or as a continuous job maximally
niced in the background. Usually the memory footprint is not too harsh,
thus there is not much of a problem there.
However, if running Linux, be advised to stay away from the completely
fair scheduler. this tends to give too many cycles to the job if other
jobs are running at the same time (as a different user).
Another note: Just make sure that the nodes can talk to the servers,
i.e. either give the nodes a gateway to talk to the world or provide
them with a http-proxy.
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