[Beowulf] Contents of Compute Nodes Images vs. Login Node Images

Skylar Thompson skylar.thompson at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 09:23:07 PDT 2018

At Univ. of WA Genome Sciences, we run the same build on both login and
compute nodes. The login nodes are obviously not as capable as our compute
nodes, but it's easier for us to provision them in the same way.

On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 04:15:51PM +0000, Ryan Novosielski wrote:
> Hi there,
> I realize this may not apply to all cluster setups, but I’m curious what other sites do with regard to software (specifically distribution packages, not a shared software tree that might be remote mounted) for their login nodes vs. their compute nodes. From what I knew/conventional wisdom, sites generally place pared down node images on compute nodes, only containing the runtime. I’m curious to see if that’s still true, or if there are people doing something else entirely, etc.
> Thanks.
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