Process Accounting on a Linux Cluster

Dan Yocum yocum at linuxcare.com
Fri Oct 27 21:42:38 EDT 2000


Erik Paulson wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Dan Yocum wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 13:36:34 -0500
> > From: Dan Yocum <yocum at linuxcare.com>
> > CC: beowulf at beowulf.org
> > Sender: beowulf-admin at beowulf.org
> > Subject: Re: Process Accounting on a Linux Cluster
> >
> > Users are only allowed access to a master or I/O node on a cluster and
> > jobs are submitted from there.  This is an integral part of all batch
> > and beowulf processing systems.
> >
> > Dan
> 
> Bah - this is not an integral part, this is merely convenience for the
> admin.
> 

OK.  Speaking as a former admin - it was integral!  ;-)  It was so nice
not to have to worry about letting people onto individual nodes... it
was worth whatever up-front effort to make it that way.  KISS principal
is in full affect here.  

Cheers,
Dan

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