[Beowulf] hardware RAID versus mdadm versus LVM-striping

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 15:06:27 PST 2010

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 3:30 PM, Tony Travis <a.travis at abdn.ac.uk> wrote:
> I responded to Rahul who started this thread because his requirements seemed
> to be similar to mine: i.e. a small-scale DIY Beowulf cluster. In this
> context, every penny counts and we do not throw things away until they are
> actually dead: Old servers become new compute nodes, and so on. I think that
> lot of people reading this list are interested in running small Beowulf
> clusters for relatively small projects, like me. I've found the Beowulf list
> to be a mine of useful information, but we are not all running huge Beowulf
> clusters or supporting them commerically.

I don't know about the others on the list, but you describe my
situation pretty accurately Tony! :) Small budget, primitive hardware
that's rarely retired etc. Sounds familiar.


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