[Beowulf] recommendation on crash cart for a cluster room: full cluster KVM is not an option I suppose?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Sep 30 08:34:16 PDT 2009

Tim Cutts wrote:
> On 30 Sep 2009, at 2:23 pm, Rahul Nabar wrote:
>> I like the shared socket approach. Building a separate IPMI network
>> seems a lot of extra wiring to me. Admittedly the IPMI switches can be
>> configured to be dirt cheap but it still feels like building a extra
>> tiny road for one car a day when a huge highway with spare capacity
>> exists right next door carrying thousands of cars. (Ok, cheesy
>> analogy!)
> Yes, but the tiny road is still useable by the emergency services when 
> there's been a pileup on the main cariageway, and there are wreckage and 
> bodies everywhere!

If this is happening in your computer room, you have bigger issues to 
worry about than crash carts ...

just saying ... :)

> Tim

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