[Beowulf] recommendation on crash cart for a cluster room: full cluster KVM is not an option I suppose?

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 12:08:28 PDT 2009

On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 4:11 PM, Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote:

> that's local ipmi, which to me is quite beside the point.  ipmi is valuable
> primarily for its out-of-band-ness - that is, you can get to it when the
> host is off or wedged.

True. I was just testing it locally before I tested remote.

>> you're on Dell you can use OpenManage's omconfig command-line tool.

I am on Dell. R410 and SC1435's

> demand standards and just say "no" to non-standards, especially when venors
> claim that they're supra-standard features.  if we as computer
> people have learned anything at all from our own history, it is that open
> standards drive everything in the end.

I agree. No arguments with that. Open tends to be cheaper too, nothing
sucks so much as being tied to a particular vendors software or


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