[Beowulf] cluster building advice?
diep at xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 26 01:15:59 PDT 2012
On Sep 26, 2012, at 5:30 AM, Christopher Samuel wrote:
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> On 17/09/12 07:52, Jeffrey Rossiter wrote:
>> I am getting started on a cluster building project at my
>> university. We just replaced all of our lab machines so I am going
>> to be using the old machines to rebuild our cluster.
> I'd suggest that you also want a way to manage the cluster as an
> entity, we use xCAT for this and it's open source:
> It's got a very active mailing list and active development.
>> The intention is for the system to be used for scientific
>> computation. I am trying to decide on a linux distribution to use.
>> Does it matter all that much?
> If you're going to be using commercial codes then you probably want
> something that's Red Hat or a rebuild (CentOS or Scientific Linux).
Used Scientific Linux for a while. It has no downloadable source code.
Gonna try Debian next.
Hopefully OpenFabrics can work somehow with Debian.
Seems total behind on reality this OpenFabrics.
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