Information on scyld professionl
becker at scyld.com
Thu Oct 18 11:53:43 EDT 2001
On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Kwan Wing Keung wrote:
> We recently have setup a 32-node Compaq Proliant beowulf cluster using the
> scyld basic. We would like to consider the scyld professional, but we
> have very little information on the additional features it can provide.
Despite the impression of some, we do avoid Scyld-specific posts that
would be interpreted as just marketing. This might fall on the wrong
The professional version adds documentation (reference manual, user
guides, detailed installation manual, etc), additional tools appropriate
for site-level use such as web based administration, a simple batch
queuing system, and parameters configured for larger clusters. The
kernel, libraries and utilities are identical or compatible between the
We think the differences make sense for the different class of users.
Individuals connecting a few machines in the basement are more likely to
want a simple console GUI that allows custom configuration for each
Commercial users are more likely to have large memory systems, large node
counts, and need more TCP sockets. They want the option of a cluster file
system, and third-party packages such as a site scheduler or debuggers.
> Furthermore, we are also told that the scyld professional still has two
> sub-categories: the commercial and the educational versions. Any
> information link will be highly appreciated.
The educational pricing is for the same software with a reduced support
Donald Becker becker at scyld.com
Scyld Computing Corporation http://www.scyld.com
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210 Second Generation Beowulf Clusters
Annapolis MD 21403 410-990-9993
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