Advice on Cluster Hardware.
alberto at delta.ft.uam.es
Tue Feb 5 12:35:23 EST 2002
Here in a university of Madrid, we are designing a Beowulf for paralel
computing in QCD. We will begin with a small cluster to see the performance
and later try with other comunications, like mirynet.
The Hardware will be 4 nodes each consisting of:
- 2xAMD MP 1800+ CPU
- 1x512MB RAM DDR
- 1xTyan tiger MP
- 2x3-COM 905B NIC
- 20GB HD
The master node has 1GB of RAM DDR, and one aditional HD to use as /home.
The conection will be trought a HP Procurve Switch 408 with 8 ports to use
Now the questions:
- Any known problems with the hardware?
- Are the NIC and the Switch good choices?
- Will the Intel FORTRAN 90 Compiler work with this hardware.
Thank you very much for your time.
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