Dolphin Wulfkit experiences anyone?

Fredrik Augustsson hamlet at cs.umu.se
Thu Sep 28 03:51:24 EDT 2000


I agree, very easy to install, and it works just fine. The only problem
we've got is with the scadesktop and Kerberos. But if you dont have
kerberos just enjoy the ride (or fix the problem). 

The best thing with wulfkit is that the performance figures they have on
the web actually shows up in my tests =) 

We've got 8 dual PIII in a 2x4 grid. 

+ Fredrik 

On Tue, Sep 26, 2000 at 05:53:37PM -0400, Jerome, Ron wrote:
> Yep, I have 20 dual processor (PIII 550's) connected with Wulfkits in a 5x4
> matrix.
> 
> In terms of installation and maintenance, it's a breeze.  Once all of the
> cards are installed they provide a script that installs all of the software
> on all the nodes, and configures all of the cards, installs the licensing
> and tests the whole system to see that it works. Believe it or not, this
> whole procedure only takes about 15 minutes on my 20 node cluster.
> 
> Scali have been very good in the support department also.  They have logged
> into my system from Norway in an effort to isolate a problem that I was
> having.
> 
> The problem was that a couple of nodes were crashing when both processors
> were loaded to 100%.  It turns out that it was not a Scali/Wulfkit problem
> at all, but a problem with the system.  After removing and reinstalling the
> processors and memory chips in the problem nodes, the crashing stopped
> (touch wood).
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Walt Dabell [mailto:walt at bartol.udel.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 3:53 PM
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Dolphin Wulfkit experiences anyone?
> 
> 
> 
> Just curious if anyone has any hands-on experience with Dolphin's
> "Wulfkit" networking product and software? Like, how easy is it to
> install/maintain/get up-and-running?
> 
> I'm not interested in horror storys about their older products, just
> interested in the newer "Wulfkit" stuff.
> 
> Thanks in advance for any replies!
> 
>          Walt Dabell  302-831-1499  walt at udel.edu
> Computer Facilities Manager - Bartol Research Institute
>                      University of Delaware
> 
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