[Beowulf] Changing BIOS settings on nodes

Steffen Grunewald steffen.grunewald at aei.mpg.de
Fri Sep 28 06:30:47 PDT 2007

On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 05:34:42AM -0500, Geoff Jacobs wrote:
> Steffen Grunewald wrote:
> >> This is where the Crash Cart comes into play. You know, the one with the
> >>  tools, crimper, maybe some spare fans, etc. Usually a monitor and
> >> keyboard as well.
> > 
> > If there's nothing to connect to you'd be lost with even that.
> You're right -- no onboard framebuffer.
> Perhaps it could be done blind after testing the procedure on one
> machine. Otherwise, the case will have to be cracked and a video card
> installed on each node in turn to do the configuration. Ugh!

USB VGA? (I doubt there's such a thing...)


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