[Beowulf] PXE boot with X7DWT-INF IB onboard card

Duke Nguyen duke.lists at gmx.com
Mon Nov 12 19:45:36 PST 2012


Thanks for all suggestions and comments. Looks like we will go for a 
gigabyte switch and boot nodes over Gb. Not to mention that this 
solution is cheaper than putting disks onto nodes, I prefer this option 
so that we do not have to manually configure and install each node (with 
disks inside or a usb or an external CD drive).

Bests,

D.

On 11/12/12 9:41 PM, Mark Hahn wrote:
>>  * if PXE server with Infiniband is impossible, then it is OK with a
>> gigabyte connection? Or should we go for 16 disks for these 16 clients
>
> booting is rare and almost trivial, IO-wise.  there's no reason you 
> shouldn't be able to boot several hundred clients over Gb.
>



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