diskless nodes? (was Re: Xbox clusters?)

Eray Ozkural (exa) erayo at cs.bilkent.edu.tr
Thu Jan 10 14:45:08 EST 2002


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On Friday 07 December 2001 23:08, Troy Baer wrote:
>
> That's true, *if* you're buying $300 nodes.  I'm not, though; our node
> cost tends to be around $2500-3000, because we tend to buy server-class
> SMP mobo's, lots of memory, Myrinet, rackmount cases, and a bunch of other
> stuff to keep me from having to walk/drive over to the machine room (in a
> secured building about 1.5 miles away) every time I need to reboot nodeXX.
>

I wonder what kind of hardware you use for being able to do that. It would be 
very convenient for me as the system I use is 15 miles from my home.

In the setting I use, there is no video/keyboard/mouse for any nodes. I use a 
serial cable in need of hard debugging. Everything else we do on eth. There 
is only one thing I can't do: reboot or shutdown a node from the net.

Could you please write a list of the extra gear you have in your system for 
remote administration?

Thanks,

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Eray Ozkural (exa) <erayo at cs.bilkent.edu.tr>
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo
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