Columns http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Table/Columns/Beowulf-List/ Wed, 24 May 2017 03:54:12 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb deadline@clustermonkey.net (Cluster Monkey) Cookie Sheets You Say! http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/cookie-sheets-you-say.html http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/cookie-sheets-you-say.html Martha would be proud. The creative side of the Beowulf mailing list.

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list about Parallel Memory and packing in motherboards. I think the discussion threads presented below provide some very useful information despite the age of the postings. And another good use for cookie sheets!

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laytonjb@charter.net (Jeff Layton) Beowulf List Mon, 21 May 2007 07:56:45 -0400
Taxonomy of Clusters and Grids along with Remote Console Management http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/taxonomy-of-clusters-and-grids-along-with-remote-console-management.html http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/taxonomy-of-clusters-and-grids-along-with-remote-console-management.html Taxonomy of Clusters and Grids along with Remote console management

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on the taxonomy of clusters and grids (somehow Larry the Cable Guy and his taxidermy skills seems appropriate for this subject) and remote console management. I think the discusion threads I present below provide some very useful information that can be used by everyone (despite the age of the postings).

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laytonjb@charter.net (Jeff Layton) Beowulf List Mon, 21 May 2007 07:54:37 -0400
Clos networks, Numactl and Multi-Core chips, and Parallel Storage. http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/clos-networks-numactl-and-multi-core-chips-and-parallel-storage.html http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/clos-networks-numactl-and-multi-core-chips-and-parallel-storage.html Clos networks, Numactl and Multi-Core chips, and Parallel Storage. These are the days of our lives...

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on Clos networks, The summer can be a bit slow, so I had to work to find some useful topics to discuss. :) But I found some threads that I thought were very useful to highlight. I think they present some very useful information that can be used by everyone.

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laytonjb@charter.net (Jeff Layton) Beowulf List Mon, 21 May 2007 07:49:38 -0400
Clos networks, Numactl and Multi-Core chips, and Parallel Storage http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/clos-networks-numactl-and-multi-core-chips-and-parallel-storage-these-are-the-days-of-our-lives.html http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/clos-networks-numactl-and-multi-core-chips-and-parallel-storage-these-are-the-days-of-our-lives.html These are the days of our lives

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on Clos networks, Numactl and Multi-Core chips, and Parallel Storage. I found some threads that I thought were very useful to highlight. Although the discussions are several years old, I think there is still useful information that can be used by everyone. laytonjb@charter.net (Jeff Layton) Beowulf List Thu, 03 May 2007 15:21:02 -0400 Cluster Potporri for $400 Alex http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/cluster-potporri-for-400-alex.html http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/cluster-potporri-for-400-alex.html Checkpoint/restart on 2.6 series kernels, torus vs. fat-tree topologies for cluster interconnects, diskless cluster nfs, and a cluster built from the new Mac Mini.

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on checkpoint/restart on 2.6 series kernels, torus vs. fat-tree topologies for cluster interconnects, diskless cluster nfs, and a cluster built from the new Mac Mini.

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laytonjb@charter.net (Jeff Layton) Beowulf List Sat, 26 Aug 2006 13:24:20 -0400
Cluster Potporri for $200 Alex http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/cluster-potporri-for-200-alex.html http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/cluster-potporri-for-200-alex.html The answer is: Aspects of Cluster Management, network bandwidth in clusters (extremely good information here), Intel EM64T code and Opterons, and PVFS on a medium size cluster

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on aspects of cluster management, network bandwidth in clusters (with some extremely good information), Intel EM64T code and Opterons, and PVFS on a medium size cluster.

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The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on clusters of bare motherboards and choosing a high-speed interconnect.

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laytonjb@charter.net (Jeff Layton) Beowulf List Tue, 12 Sep 2006 01:00:00 -0400
The Orion desktop cluster, low-power processors, and distros for newbies http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/the-orion-desktop-cluster-low-power-processors-and-distros-for-newbies.html http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/the-orion-desktop-cluster-low-power-processors-and-distros-for-newbies.html The Orion desktop cluster, low-power processors, and distros for newbies.

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on the new (at the time) Orion desktop cluster which brings up some observations about low-power processors in clusters, and what Linux distribution people recommend for starting out with clusters.

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laytonjb@charter.net (Jeff Layton) Beowulf List Sat, 26 Aug 2006 13:13:11 -0400
Using rsh or ssh, Raw Ethernet, and Cluster Computing Courses http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/using-rsh-or-ssh-raw-ethernet-and-cluster-computing-courses.html http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/using-rsh-or-ssh-raw-ethernet-and-cluster-computing-courses.html The Beowulf list discusses rsh vs. ssh (again), using Raw Ethernet (a Neandertal approach?), and Cluster Computing Courses

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on rsh vs ssh, using raw Ethernet, and cluster computing courses.

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laytonjb@charter.net (Jeff Layton) Beowulf List Wed, 24 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500
A Power Supply Idea, Optimal Machine Rooms, and NFS Nodes http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/a-power-supply-idea-optimal-machine-rooms-and-nfs-nodes.html http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/a-power-supply-idea-optimal-machine-rooms-and-nfs-nodes.html Cluster mechanicals and cluster distros - Me likes!

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on using single power supplies for multiple nodes, a discussion about cooling and general machine room topics, and about cluster distribution concepts.

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laytonjb@charter.net (Jeff Layton) Beowulf List Sat, 26 Aug 2006 13:03:59 -0400
KVM to nodes and Fedora Cluster Project? http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/kvm-to-nodes-and-fedora-cluster-project.html http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/kvm-to-nodes-and-fedora-cluster-project.html KVM to nodes and Fedora Cluster Project?

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on KVM's (keyboard/video/mouse) to the compute nodes as well as a Fedora cluster project.

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laytonjb@charter.net (Jeff Layton) Beowulf List Fri, 25 Aug 2006 17:56:40 -0400
Benchmarking and Windows HPC Edition - Redux http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/benchmarking-and-windows-hpc-edition-redux.html http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/benchmarking-and-windows-hpc-edition-redux.html Issues, but no real answers

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on performance measurements and Microsoft's foray into the HPC market (nice historical perspective here) which resulted in a good and timely discussion about Linux distributions for the HPC world. While these discussions were from 2004 and a bit on the older side (aren't we all?), they do provide some good insights into the these continuing discussions

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laytonjb@charter.net (Jeff Layton) Beowulf List Thu, 05 Oct 2006 01:00:00 -0400
Power Usage and GigE Switches - Let's Talk http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/power-usage-and-gige-switches-lets-talk.html http://www.clustermonkey.net/index.php/Beowulf-List/power-usage-and-gige-switches-lets-talk.html Power Usage and GigE switches - Sounds like Lunch to me!

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on power usage (always a good topic) from two discussion threads on the beowulf list. I'll also review some discussions about 24-port GigE switches from 2004. Plus a bonus update to the age old question Where can I get a cheap GigE switch?

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laytonjb@charter.net (Jeff Layton) Beowulf List Wed, 28 Jun 2006 09:23:22 -0400