[Beowulf] clusters of beagles

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Sun Jan 29 15:58:26 PST 2017

On 25/01/17 00:48, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:

> But nobody is doing a rocks or warewulf for beagles yet.  

The latest OpenHPC release already has a tech-preview release for ARM:


It does sound like the old ARM ethos of a kernel per platform still has
some hangovers in the Glorious New Era of 64-bit ARM & UEFT...

# Network booting is a bit different on ARM platforms - ARM servers
# all must use UEFI firmware, so in order to network boot them at
# the moment you must netboot a GRUB2 EFI netboot image which then
# tftpboots kernel and RAMFS from the server. It is also important
# to remember that current ARM servers may use a different kernel
# than the one provided by a distribution. The best chance of
# success is to use the kernel and modules that come installed on
# the server and use those for network booting with a warewulf
# created ramdisk.

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