Public slaves

Andrew B. Raij raij at
Thu Nov 15 11:01:05 PST 2001

I've heard much about scyld's cluster management tools, so  I thought it
made senes to stick with scyld and modify things to fit my situation.  If
I were to use kickstart and a standard linux distro, what would I be
losing from scyld?


On Thu, 15 Nov 2001, William T. Rankin wrote:

> > From: "Andrew B. Raij" <raij at>
> > 
> > Hi everybody,
> > 
> > I'd like to set up a scyld cluster with slaves open to the public
> > network.  I'd also like each slave to get the same ip of my choosing every
> > time it is booted and slave ips shouldn't have to be confined to any
> > specific range.  I understand that doing this is contradictory to the
> > beowulf design but is it possible?  
> What you are talking about is to set up all the nodes as general
> purpose workstations and using them as a cluster.  This isn't
> "contrary" to the beowulf design (that's how my first cluster was
> set up).  It is contrary IIRC to the basic Scyld assumptions.
> Have you considered just using kickstart with a standard linux
> distribution to configure your machines?  Or is there something
> specific to Scyld that you are interested in?
> -bill

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