[Beowulf] middleware for heterogeneous cluster

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 07:40:50 PST 2007

Has anybody tried dynamically reconfiguring the nodes to optimize for an
application, maybe trimming the kernels down to bare minima for quick
swichovers? I'm interested in optimization algorithms more than in
application hosting per se, so it would not need to be real fast for

On 1/24/07, Bruno Rocha Coutinho <coutinho at dcc.ufmg.br> wrote:
> > We are planning to integrate some legacy hardware (Pentium IV and Xeon
> > two-processors) with brand new hardware (Itanium II Montecito SMP
> > boards) in order to build an heterogeneous cluster.
> >
> > I'm interested in using a middleware like Warewulf, Perceus, Oscar,
> > Rocks, ... to reduce installation and maintenance overhead,
> I think this middleware can solve your installation problems:
> http://wiki.systemimager.org/
> You can have several images to be replicated and select a image and a
> install script for each machine.
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