[Beowulf] Definition of HPC

Adam DeConinck ajdecon at ajdecon.org
Fri Apr 19 12:31:24 PDT 2013


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On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 05:10:37PM +0100, Tim Cutts wrote:
> Anyone running a research computing setup has encountered both of these issues.  Virtualisation mitigates the damage that can be done, without the expense of an separate toy cluster, but it doesn't address these support and transition to production issues.

Yeah, these are the problems you're going to hit with either toy
clusters or VMs. The main reason I like VMs for this is that it
eliminates a whole class of "futzing around with hardware" problems:
I might have to help dig people out of their holes occasionally, but
at least I don't need to go down to their labs and untangle a rats'
nest of cables.

I'm lucky enough to have a smallish and relatively good-humored use
community, so when someone really craters their test system, they
usually have a six-pack of my favorite beer on hand when they ask for
help. ;-) But that doesn't really scale...

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