[Beowulf] Clusters and Distro Lifespans

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Jul 19 10:25:52 PDT 2006

At 09:31 AM 7/19/2006, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>On Wed, 19 Jul 2006, Stu Midgley wrote:
>>We also have our install process configured to allow booting different
>>distros/images, which is useful to boot diagnostic cd images etc.
>Good point and one I'd forgotten to mention.  It is really lovely to
>keep a PXE boot image pointed at t
<snip of good stuff>

>  having a local PXE boot
>server is a lovely idea, and one that gives you upward mobility towards
>the DIY cluster as you master running linux.

And, what I'd really, really like is a small standalone server (headless) 
that is like a pocket sized network attached disk storage.  Like those 
portable drives with a Firewire or USB interface, except with an RJ45 
Ethernet jack. If it could run things like DHCP, tftpserver, etc., all the 

James Lux, P.E.
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Flight Communications Systems Section
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 161-213
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