[Beowulf] cli alternative to cluster top?

Greg Kurtzer gmkurtzer at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 23:33:07 PST 2008

Warewulf has a real time top like command for the cluster nodes and
has been known to scale up to the thousands of nodes:


We are just kicking off Warewulf development again now that Perceus
has gotten to a critical mass and Caos NSA 1.0 has been released. We
should have our repositories for Warewulf-3 pre-releases up shortly
but if you need something ASAP, please contact me offline and I will
get you what you need.


On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 12:39 PM, Thomas Vixel <tvixel at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been googling for a top-like cli tool to use on our cluster, but
> the closest thing that comes up is Rocks' "cluster top" script. That
> could be tweaked to work via the cli, but due to factors beyond my
> control (management) all functionality has to come from a pre-fab
> program rather than a software stack with local, custom modifications.
> I'm sure this has come up more than once in the HPC sector as well --
> could anyone point me to any top-like apps for our cluster?
> For reference, wulfware/wulfstat was nixed as well because of the
> xmlsysd dependency.
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