[Beowulf] non-stop computing

Justin Y. Shi shi at temple.edu
Wed Oct 26 06:12:10 PDT 2016

John's post is really funny! But I would only endorse Gavin's
recommendation for it solves the problem statistically (and correctly).


On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 12:07 AM, Christopher Samuel <samuel at unimelb.edu.au>

> On 26/10/16 14:45, John Hanks wrote:
> > I'd suggest making NFS mounts hard, so processes can recover from an NFS
> > server reboot.
> ...plus set the NFS fsid for each export server side so they come back
> reproducibly each time...
> PS: I endorse what John said (now I've finished laughing), I'd suggest
> making sure you've at least got ECC memory though and RAID as those are
> the two parts that can go bad.  When we had clusters with disks in
> compute nodes those were the most frequent failures, now we run diskless
> nodes it's memory DIMMs. :-)
> All the best,
> Chris
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