[Beowulf] getting kubuntu to perform as a cluster os

Bruno Coutinho coutinho at dcc.ufmg.br
Fri Feb 8 08:11:03 PST 2008

install pvm or mpi:
there are several MPI implementations like mpich2 openmpi or lam/mpi
Never install more than one MPI implementation in your cluster, or you can
get werid errors running MPI aplications.
One safe way to install several mpi implementations is putting them in
nonstandard directories and controlling wich is acessible via the modules
program: http://modules.sourceforge.net/

change the kernel from *-generic (desktop) to *-server

it's good to have the home directory unique globally putting it in a NFS
server (package nfs-kernel-server)

to get more productivity from your cluster, you can install a cluster
scheduler like sun grid engine, pbs, torque, etc...

You have to select a authentication method for your cluster:
Local files replicated in eevery node (for small clusters)
NIS (insecure)

2008/2/6, Jon Aquilina <eagles051387 at gmail.com>:
> what would be necessary to get a normal desktop os such as kubuntu to run
> as a clusterable os
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> Jonathan Aquilina
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