[Beowulf] Terminal servers on the Net

Hearns, John john.hearns at mclaren.com
Tue Apr 30 09:16:07 PDT 2013


Apologies for echoing yet another Register article. However I remember when serial terminal servers were common on Beowulf clusters
I really don't want to think about how they would scale (or not!) to a petaflop cluster! RS232 cables everywhere!
(Yes - I KNOW blades servers don't even have the physical serial connectors anymore. I'd guess they will die out on pizza box servers
when The Younger Generation start to fall about with laughter like the Smash Martians when oldtimers start to talk about null modems).


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