[Beowulf] cluster building advice?
diep at xs4all.nl
Mon Sep 17 04:03:59 PDT 2012
Maybe you want to give some more details to this list. Most importantly:
WHICH software needs to work well on it, and how many machines do we
speak about and how important are i/o concerns?
(for some software every X gflop they need X bytes per second i/o)
In general the crunching software you intend to run on the machine
should be the overwhelming concern.
On Sep 16, 2012, at 11:52 PM, Jeffrey Rossiter wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> I am getting started on a cluster building project at my
> university. We just replaced all of our lab machines so I am going
> to be using the old machines to rebuild our cluster. The intention
> is for the system to be used for scientific computation. I am
> trying to decide on a linux distribution to use. Does it matter all
> that much? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Book
> suggestions would help too. I am waiting to receive Building
> Clustered Linux Systems by Robert W. Lucke but my advisor for the
> project is concerned that it may be out of date for what we are
> doing. Please share your ideas. Thanks!
> -Jeffrey Rossiter
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