[Beowulf] zram usage

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu May 1 14:57:06 PDT 2014

On 05/01/2014 05:46 PM, Ellis H. Wilson III wrote:


> It does go in a regular DIMM slot.  But yes, kludge, hammers, the works.
>   Still damn fast if you use it intelligently, but don't expect it to
> just jump into RAM's place and work great.

There's a great deal more to it than that, not the least of which are 
BIOS/system firmware level changes needed, as well as OS support.  But 
lots of folks are bought into the notion of "drop it in and it just gets 

As Ellis said, click your heels three times and repeat "there is no such 
thing as a silver bullet..."

> Best,
> ellis

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